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In Brief: Netflix ups Canadian subscription fees

Plus: More sports added to DAZN and Canadian Music Cafe partners with xoTO Filmmakers Lounge.

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Kew Media looking at scripted, talent management companies

CEO Steven Silver said the company is on its way to becoming one of the world’s leading “super media indie companies” as it reported Q2 revenues of $41.5 million.

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CFC VR experiences head to Seoul

Three CFC Media Lab virtual reality productions, including one starring David Cronenberg, will be on display at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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Canadian directors back CRTC appeal

More than 80 filmmakers, including David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley and Denis Villeneuve, have signed a letter as part of a final push to overturn the licence renewal decision.

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Strategic Partners names 2017 projects

Projects from Hungry Eyes Film & Television and Shaftesbury are heading to the copro market in September.

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Java Pictures to rep Merit Motion doc internationally

The Steve Suderman-directed feature-length Beyond the Autism Spectrum is also set to air on TVO in October.

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VIFF reveals Spotlight program lineup

Five Canadian features get world premieres, including Ana Valine’s Once There Was a Winter and Melanie Wood’s Shut Up and Say Something.

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Who is cutting the cord in Canada?

Visible minorities, homes with young kids and those without landlines are most likely candidates for ditching cable, and other stats from MTM’s latest report.

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NSI names Totally Television picks

The National Screen Institute has selected three teams to develop their TV projects during its 10-month program. Is the next Less Than Kind among them?

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YouTube Red commissions season two of We Are Savvy

YouTube’s ad-free subscription service greenlit a new season of the show.

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Studio+ acquires LaRue Entertainment’s Filth City

The deal sees the dark crime thriller heading to eight territories across Europe and South America, including France, Brazil and Italy.

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On the Slate: Brightlight Pictures

With production underway on its latest original Summer of ’84, director of development Jameson Parker discusses what’s next.

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Facebook launches Watch

With its new platform, now available as a limited test in the U.S., the social media giant has unveiled more details on its original content strategy.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, July 24 to 30, 2017

Amazing Race Canada is at #2, with Saving Hope at #11,

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TVA Sports carries media growth at Quebecor

The Q2 results show broadcast was responsible for the media segment’s triple-digit increase in adjusted operating income.