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Netflix establishes Toronto ‘hub’ with long-term leases

The streamer has inked multi-year lease agreements with both Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto Studios for sound stages in the Port Lands.

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Bell Media sets launch date for Starz in Canada

In the same announcement, the media company said its flagship SVOD service Crave has hit 2.3 million subscribers.

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Super Bowl views continue to trend down

Ratings have fallen by more than 41% since 2016.

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JFL, NBC ‘Bring The Funny’

The 10-episode competition series sees Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy judge some of the world’s best comedy acts.

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Media leaders, Netflix spar on Prime Time stage

CBC’s Catherine Tait accused the streamer of “cultural imperialism” while Stephane Cardin argued that Netflix’s business is good business for producers.

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Bell Media greenlights medical drama The Transplant for CTV

NBCUniversal has signed on to distribute the series outside of Canada.

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TSN brings back Engraved on a Nation

After seven years, the docuseries will return to the airwaves on Feb. 6 with an episode about sprinter Donovan Bailey.

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Carter renewed for season two

The dramedy from Amaze Film + Television goes into production this spring with showrunner Andy Berman joining the team.

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New ‘day pass’ for sports streamer a first in Canada

TSN president Stewart Johnston says a new 24-hour subscription option for TSN and RDS is meant to drive sampling for the sports streamers.

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Randy Lennox elected chair of Banff World Media Festival

The Bell Media president takes over from outgoing chair John Morayniss, who ends his three-year term.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.

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Golden Globes overnight AMAs down slightly

The ceremony saw its last peak in 2016, when the broadcast hit an average of 3.35 million viewers.