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Five biggest SVODs will have half-billion subs by 2025: report

Of the new streamers, Disney+ will comfortably lead the pack with 101 million subscriber additions within five years, says Digital TV Research.

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Amazon to share JFL’s Inside Jokes

The six-part docuseries is scheduled for a Nov. 30 launch on Prime Video in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

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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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In brief: TIFF teams up with Inside Out

Plus: Amir Kahnamouee wins the 2018 Daryl Duke Prize, Canada honoured as a guest country at MICA and more.

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How Sinking Ship’s Annedroids broke the mould

The unique female-led STEM series, and Playback’s Kids Show of the Year, achieved global reach in 2017.

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Global stories key for digital-first content: report

The Canadian Media Production Association’s Content Everywhere 2 white paper argues Canadian producers face an uphill battle to get content on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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eOne, Amazon ink output deal for AMC, SundanceTV content

The agreement will see Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.K. and Germany get first-run access to the channels’ original scripted series. (Halt and Catch Fire pictured)

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TIFF ’14: Keeping a watchful eye on digital

What makes web content and startups so valuable? Execs discuss programming strategies and viewership analytics during Digital Day conference at TIFF.

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Who’s up when: Let’s Talk TV

In the first of a series on the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV, an overview of the hearings this fall and key arguments to be presented.

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Digital distributor Juice acquires Grindstone Media

Grindstone founder Paul Zimic (pictured) will join Juice as partner and become president, sales and acquisitions.

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Netflix to try owned-content model, CFO says

At the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, David Wells says Netflix will experiment with content ownership models for original productions.

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Hot Docs: The Sheik doc goes hybrid for distribution

The Igal Hecht documentary will roll out initially on Vimeo on Demand, before releases on Super Channel and Cineplex screens.