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More than 20% of Canadians plan to cut the cord: study

One in seven Canadians have transitioned from linear TV to online and OTT services and one in five intend to do so over the next year.

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Mary’s Kitchen Crush goes abroad

The culinary series has been sold to U.S. streaming network Tastemade and some players down under.

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Liberals highlight film funding, digital tax in election platform

If re-elected, the Liberal Party said it will nearly double Telefilm’s annual budget and take “appropriate measures” to ensure digital players contribute towards creating Cancon.

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Ontario Film Authority to close in October

The ministry cited the rise of digital streaming for its closure as they announce plans for an industry consultation to “modernize” its film classification framework.

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D360 preps for MIPCOM with 13 new titles

The company has added a raft of kids and lifestyle series from Montreal’s Zone3 as part of a larger push into French-language content.

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The Trickster, New Eden pick up funding from NOHFC

The government funder has invested $7 million across seven film and television projects filmed in the North Bay area.

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Deals: Media Ranch, Sinking Ship, Portfolio, TVO

The international deals come in for Media Ranch’s new game format, Sinking Ship and Portfolio’s latest kids programming sales, and more.

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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing nabs ‘The Body Remembers’

The drama co-written and directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn made its North American debut at TIFF earlier this month.

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CBS throws open the doors to new Mississauga studio

Once it is fully operational, the 260,000-square-foot space will feature six sound stages, in addition to production offices and support facilities.

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Gusto’s Cook Like a Chef to make 2020 comeback

The cooking series will return 20 years after it was first created by Gusto president and CEO Chris Knight, airing on the rebranded CTV Life channel next year.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 17 to 23, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Boys at #2 and 13 Reasons Why at #3.

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Ivan Fecan transitions to a new role within Thunderbird

The veteran TV exec (pictured) is standing down as executive chair of the board to focus on producing, with Brian Paes-Braga stepping into the position.

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Netflix reports it has spent $500M in Canada in two years

The U.S. streaming giant says it has already fulfilled its $500-million, five-year pledge, and plans to “continue to produce at current levels” in the years ahead.

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Scott Garvie re-elected for fourth term as CMPA chair

The Shaftesbury SVP, who has served as chair since 2016, will continue to lead for the 2019-21 term, with six new directors elected to the board.

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In brief: Drag Kids to close RIDM

Plus: OUTtv picks up a new unscripted series from Mayhem Entertainment and Wattpad partners with a Brazilian prodco to produce its first-ever Latin American content.