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BANFF adds Bill Hader to ‘In Conversation With’ series

The Barry creator and exec producer will take part in the discussion at the June festival, along with HBO programming exec Amy Gravitt.

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International: CBS ups stake in Pop TV, HBO distribution head resigns

Plus: Diversity study shines light on need for better representation and hiring practices.

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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?

From left to right: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, Hilla Medalia, Ina Fichman

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.