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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.

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CMPA, DGC ratify standard agreement

Under terms of the new three-year agreement, directors and crew members will see yearly wage increases.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Sept. 17 to 23, 2018

U.S. drama 9-1-1 takes the top spot, with CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show landing at #26 and Still Standing cracking the top 30.

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Scott Moore to exit Rogers

The longtime broadcast exec, most recently president at Sportsnet, will leave at the end of the month.

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CraveTV unveils original series based on Much Studios podcast

Bell Media’s Justin Stockman calls the eight-part interview series a natural evolution for the pop culture podcast and a chance to reach a new audience.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Sept. 21 to 27, 2018

The House with a Clock in Its Walls takes the top spot, followed by A Simple Favor at #2 and The Nun at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Sept. 21 to 27, 2018

La Disparition des Lucioles comes in at #1, followed by Pauline Julien, Intime et Politique at #2 and 1991 at #3.

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PBS Kids greenlights 9 Story’s Xavier Riddle

The animated series is based on author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos’ Ordinary People book series.

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DHX, Alpha Group get revved up for new series

The companies have teamed up to coproduce the preschool series, Rev & Roll, which will air on Family Jr. in Canada and Jiajia in China.

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Lucie Lalumiere named president and CEO at Interactive Ontario

Lalumiere has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis following the departure of Christa Dickenson.