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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Oct. 1 to 7, 2018

The Big Bang Theory leads the list, followed by Young Sheldon coming in at #2 and The Good Doctor landing at #3.

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MIPCOM: Can Facebook launch a new genre?

Bunim/Murray’s The Real World is being relaunched as a Facebook-exclusive format and series, customized for the Watch platform.

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Bron teams with Dramacorp, Isolani Pictures on drama series

Based on an original idea by Thierry Poiraud, Rare will be exec produced by Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert (pictured), Steven Thibault and David Davoli.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Oct. 5 to 11, 2018

La Disparition Des Lucioles tops the chart, followed by Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at #2 and Pauline Julien, Intime et Politique at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Oct. 5 to 11, 2018

Venom comes in at #1, followed by A Star Is Born at #2 and Smallfoot landing at #3.

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Amazon to share JFL’s Inside Jokes

The six-part docuseries is scheduled for a Nov. 30 launch on Prime Video in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

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Quebecor’s Manon Brouillette stepping down

The president and CEO of Videotron will exit the company at the end of the year.

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Buck hires new director of development

Emma Fleury, who most recently served as a development producer at RTR Media, will be tasked with expanding Buck’s scripted, unscripted and branded content slates.

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DHX, Mattel get Polly in broadcasters’ pockets

The companies announced the sale of the kids animated property to 16 broadcasters internationally.

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MIPCOM: ITV’s Carolyn McCall on cozying up to the consumer

The CEO of ITV discussed the company’s new three-year strategy, which will see it zero in on the direct-to-consumer relationship.

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Finding Big Country takes VIFF’s People’s Choice

Meanwhile, Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s Edge of the Knife claimed the most popular Canadian feature award.

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SBS Food brings some ‘Gusto’ to its programming

Bonacini’s Italy and Spencer’s Big 30 are two of the titles set to join the Australian food channel’s slate.

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Media Ranch, Quebecor Content partner on format incubator

The winning project will receive financial backing from Quebecor Content to produce a proof-of-concept episode, with Media Ranch distributing the format internationally.

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9 Story Media adds to management team

The Toronto-based kids producer/distributor has hired a former Nickelodeon exec, and promoted a number of key talent across its businesses.

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Datsit Sphere acquires Go Films

President and CEO Bruno Dube said the purchase of the film-focused prodco will allow the company to expand its scope in local and global markets.