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In Brief: eOne, HBO to copro Taylor Kitsch drama, Halfire hires new SVP

Plus: Stephan James nabs a Golden Globes nom for his role in Amazon’s Homecoming and 10th Avenue Productions gets to work on its fourth animated film.

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Bell Media files copyright infringement suit against Videotron

The $100-million suit, filed last week in Federal court, alleges Videotron distributed Bell Media programming without a content distribution agreement.

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Julie Di Cresce joins the Whistler Film Festival

The former HBO and Super Channel exec will oversee all industry, project development and talent programs for the fest and its summit.

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Sesame, Nelvana to bow Esme & Roy in August

The new animated original series will premiere on HBO in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada.

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Pricing biggest factor in cord-cutting: study

Many Canadians say they’d prefer to customize their TV package. But which channels would they pick?

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HBO picks up Israel/Canada copro The Oslo Diaries

Produced by Medalia Productions and Montreal’s Intuitive Pictures, the doc had its world premiere at Sundance.

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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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Banff ’16: For the love of the game

Day three at the Banff World Media Festival sees HBO dominate the session lineup, with key execs discussing talent-attraction strategies and new series.

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Deals: Proper Rights, Crave TV, DHX, Tricon

Proper Rights enter an exclusive distribution agreement with Boxing Cats Productions, the Teletubbies (pictured) head to France, and more deals of the week.

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Specialties @ 20: Showcase

From Playback magazine: In the first of a multi-part tribute to Canada’s key specialty channels, we look back on 20 years of Showcase.

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Canadian copro Lanzmann snags HBO deal

The indie film about the iconic Shoah director has also been sold to Germany, France and Denmark, ahead of a 2016 debut on the U.S. channel.

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Fandor’s Ted Hope talks exploiting streaming in a new media game

The Merging Media keynote speaker tells Playback Daily digital content creators need to ditch legacy platforms to engage audiences and build brand value.