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In brief: CraveTV sets stand-up special premieres

Plus: Riftworld Legends comic expands to print this month and LIFT, imagineNATIVE announce mentorship recipient.

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CraveTV subscribers up 22% YOY at Bell Media

Ad revenues declined slightly year-over-year, but the company saw strength in subscriber revenues relating to contract renewals, payTV, SVOD and TVE.

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CraveTV adds new HBO titles to catalogue

Winter is coming to the streaming service as it adds Game of Thrones and other series to its slate.

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What shows topped the digital charts in 2017?

Netflix, CraveTV and Apple share their Top 10s, and, for good measure, Kobo presents its most-read books (after all, some could be on next year’s most-watched list).


Deals: CraveTV, Riddle Films, TFO

Starz original Counterpart is heading to the Bell Media-owned streamer, plus more deals.

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Deals: CraveTV, Incendo, DHX

CraveTV has acquired the exclusive Canadian rights to the Jason Alexander-starring comedy Hit the Road, plus more deals.

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More than 40 laid off at Bell Media local stations

Production and post-production positions were affected, along with several on-air hosts and journalists.


Letterkenny bulks up cast as production gets underway

Jay Baruchel has joined in a supporting role, with six new episodes now shooting in Sudbury, ON.


Bell Media revenue stable in Q3, but TV still a challenge

The company continues to battle the slow siege of audience declines but saw bright spots in CraveTV, IPTV subscriber levels and breakout hits such as Star Trek: Discovery.

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CTV’s The Disappearance has found its audiences

Produced by Productions Casablanca, the mystery is averaging 883,000 total viewers an episode.

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CraveTV commissions 40 more Letterkenny episodes

In a wide-ranging deal with New Metric Media, the SVOD also unveiled a partnership to shop the show and format rights internationally.

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Study says OTT vs. TV not a zero-sum game

A new report from MTM found 70% of SVOD users also have a traditional TV sub, with Crave and Amazon gaining share of household penetration.