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Bron launches Ventures division

The new arm of the company has formed a strategic partnership with Brooklyn-based prodco Animal Kingdom.

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Deals: CBC, Gusto Worldwide, eOne

CBC inks deals for Barry Avrich’s The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret, Finding The Secret Path and Jessica Jessica, Gusto sells three originals, plus more.

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BCE names Mirko Bibic COO

In his new position, the exec will lead Bell’s customer-facing business units, while Wade Oosterman will take on the role of vice-chair for BCE and Bell Canada.

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Our House Media invests in new prodco 4East Media

The recently formed unscripted prodco is led by Sharone Ostrovsky, Peter Esteves, Liz West and Sonya Roberts.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Sept. 25 to Oct.1, 2018

Netflix’s Stranger Things comes in at #1, while The Handmaid’s Tale breaks the top three and Star Trek: Discovery lands at #6.

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How Sepia Films feeds its feature biz

Tina Pehme discusses the company’s latest film, Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, ahead of its world premiere at VIFF.

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In brief: NBCUniversal’s Hayu launches in Canada

Plus: eOne adds a new VP of development and signs a first-look deal, VIFF creates an award in Rob Stewart’s name, and more.

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Knowledge Network’s BBC Kids channel to close

The B.C. pubcaster’s CEO and president Rudy Buttignol discusses the challenging environment facing independents.

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Proper starts cooking in ‘Mary’s Kitchen’

The new CTV culinary show follows season-three MasterChef Canada winner Mary Berg as she preps dishes inspired by loved ones.

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European Parliament imposes content quota for streamers

VOD platforms like Netflix and Facebook will need to commit at least 30% of their programming to local productions.

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Science Channel dives deep with Mega Machines: Sea Giants

Produced by Halifax’s Arcadia Content, the eight-part series will premiere on Oct. 11.

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CRTC denies FairPlay Canada proposal to block piracy websites

The commission said it doesn’t have the jurisdiction to consider the proposal, and that other avenues are more suitable in addressing the issue.

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Amazon Prime picks up 10 DHX shows

DHX Media has licensed the Spanish versions of series including Madeline (pictured) to the U.S. streaming service.

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Insight Productions, Second City ink development pact

Following their recent collaboration on the SCTV reunion special, the companies have partnered to develop scripted and unscripted projects.

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Reality Distortion Field preps three new sci-fi series

Simon Barry and Stephen Hegyes will exec-produce the projects, which include an adaptation of comic ReincarNATE.