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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.

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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.