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CTV partners with Disney to promote The Launch

The “global juggernaut” has signed on as lead sponsor, with competitors from the CTV original tapped to film promos for upcoming Disney and Marvel flicks.

The Disappearance

Deals: Bell Media, Unobstructed View, DHX

Six-part original CTV drama The Disappearance heads to the U.K.’s Universal Channel, plus more news.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Dec. 24 to 30, 2017

Stranger Things is still in the lead at #1, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2, with Travelers at #7.

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CRTC launches survey into content consumption

As the commission embarks on a quest to determine the future of Canada’s content distribution system, it’s asking Canadians why they watch content the way they do.

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Naveen Prasad, Jamie Dagg launch Impossible Objects

The former EVP and GM at Elevation has exited his post to launch the prodco, which will operate in partnership with the distributor.

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Stingray acquires streamer Qello Concerts

The Montreal-based digital media company has acquired the assets of the music documentary-focused SVOD.

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw dies at 60

The vice-chairman and former CEO of Shaw Communications was an iconic presence in the broadcast and cable landscape.

Vegas Cakes

In Brief: Food Network renews Shark Teeth’s Vegas Cakes

Plus: CTV adds an extra episode of The Launch, and TIFF and ESPN name their emerging filmmaker grant winner.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 18 to 24, 2017

While Young Sheldon won the week, Murdoch Mysteries cracked the top 10, with Kim’s Convenience coming in at #27.

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Soulpepper’s Albert Schultz accused of sexual misconduct

Four lawsuits have been filed against the founding artistic director of Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre, who also serves as an executive producer on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

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To break through in Brazilian TV, it helps to have a guide

Gustavo Gontijo, head of drama and comedy series development at TV Globo, part of Brazil’s largest commercial TV network, breaks down the country’s market realities.

Grammys

City extends Grammys deal to 2021

The annual event, which last year garnered an audience of nearly 2.6 million, will air exclusively on the Rogers Media-owned channel in Canada.

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Vice Media suspends two execs amid sexual misconduct claims

The New York-based company’s president Andrew Creighton and chief digital officer Mike Germano have been placed on leave.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Dec. 22 to 28, 2017

Le trip a trois is at #1, followed by Junior Majeur at #2 and The Man Who Invented Christmas at #3.