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DHX Media revenues up following Peanuts acquisition

The company did not provide an update on the status of its strategic review in its Q1 2018 report.

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Blue Ant adds to kids, global networks division

Beatrice Lee will lead the Toronto-based company’s Asia-Pacific charge, tasked with expanding its Love Nature, ZooMoo and Blue Ant Extreme channels in the region.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok is at #1, followed by A Bad Moms Christmas at #2 and Jigsaw at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 3 to 9, 2017

Pieds nus dans l’aube is at #1, with Les Affames at #2 and La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes at #3.

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Canadian animated films vie for Oscar noms

The Breadwinner and Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming are among 26 titles submitted in the animated feature film category.

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Syndicado launches European film sales division

The Toronto-based digital distributor has also unveiled its slate of doc projects heading to IDFA in Amsterdam.

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How to Buy a Baby on CBC

Wendy Litner and Lauren Corber tackle infertility in a new digital original comedy.

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Beachwood Canyon-penned comedy set to premiere on Italian network

Written by Frank van Keeken’s prodco, the first season of the Italian-language, Rome-shot series New School will bow in December.

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Kew stays on track with Q3 financials

The media conglomerate credits Baroness von Sketch and Hockey Wives, among other series, with helping it reach quarterly revenues of $43.3 million.

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Deals: Thunderbird, Mongrel, Starfield, Super Channel

Thunderbird inks a U.S. theatrical deal with Dark Star Pictures for the Thomas Middleditch-starring comedy feature Entanglement, plus more deals.

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The Fashion Hero format heads abroad

Montreal’s Beauty World Search has licensed the format to 10 international territories.

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Urban Rez rolls on 13 Indigenous Artists

The APTN series, produced by Jeff Bear and Marianne Jones, is set to begin filming in Montreal.

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Joly announces cultural initiatives with Mexico

CMF has also introduced a codeveloment incentive to support projects from Canadian and Mexican producers.

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Quebec to ‘act alone’ in pursuing streamer tax

Provincial finance minister Carlos Leitao says Quebec is prepared to impose a sales tax on SVODs in 2018, though he hopes for a coordinated effort with the feds.

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CBC Kids greenlights more Gumboot Kids fare

Imagine Create Media’s Scout & The Gumboot Kids is getting a third season, plus a crafting-themed digital spinoff and a music-based interstitial series.