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Britbox comes to Canada

The SVOD from BBC Worldwide and ITV has launched with more than 2,500 hours of British TV programming.

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CRTC dismisses Ebox’s complaint against Bell Media

The independent internet service provider, which is preparing to launch a BDU in Quebec, alleged Bell Media refused to provide its programming services.

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DHX revenues hit $121.9M in Q2

The company’s multi-platform network Wildbrain posted strong growth in the quarter, while its linear TV business posted year-over-year declines of 8%.

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KGP Films jumps into NarcoLeap

The eight-part digital series was developed through Women in the Director’s Chair’s Story and Leadership program.

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Hot Sheet: Top 3 Canadian films Feb. 2 to 8, 2018

Hochelaga: Terre Des Ames is at #1, while Le trip a trois is hot on its heels at #2.

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Judge denies Quebecor’s JFL sale injunction

The Quebec Superior Court ruled that the company’s previous contracts with Just For Laughs don’t prevent Rozon from selling his shares.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2018

Jumanji takes the top spot, followed by Maze Runner: the Death Cure at #2 and Winchester at #3.

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In brief: The CFC celebrates Christina Jennings

Plus: Gusto Worldwide Media nabs eight Taste Award nominations and AMI-tv sets premiere date for Anaid Productions’ doc series.

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CMF invests $3.5M across 16 web series

LoCo Motion Pictures’ How to Buy a Baby and LaRue Entertainment’s True Dating Stories were among the digital projects to receive funding in the latest round.

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True Fiction comes to life

The horror feature, produced by 775 Media, is now filming in Calgary.

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Bejuba! Entertainment boards Circle Square

The Ottawa-based distributor will handle international sales on the preschool series, produced by The Brothers McLeod, Spider Eye and Kavaleer Productions.

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Jennifer Salke to head up Amazon Studios

The former president of NBC Entertainment replaces Roy Price, who resigned in October amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Deals: eOne, Netflix, CBC, Hollywood Suite

HBO Europe picks up Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig, Netflix acquires Les Affames, and more.

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Cameras roll on Tuscan Leather

The indie horror from director Eddie Augustin is currently filming in Montreal.

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More Canadian features, shorts selected for SXSW

Colin Minihan’s thriller What Keeps You Alive will world premiere in the Midnighters section, while several shorts and VR projects will also debut at the Texas fest.