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Netflix sets Indian Detective launch

The streamer has acquired worldwide rights for the CTV original comedy.

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Quebec to ‘act alone’ in pursuing streamer tax

Provincial finance minister Carlos Leitao says Quebec is prepared to impose a sales tax on SVODs in 2018, though he hopes for a coordinated effort with the feds.

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Netflix to raise $1.6B to fund content

The funds will help fuel the global streamer’s plans to spend $7 to $8 billion on content next year.

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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.

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Nielsen to measure SVOD viewership in U.S.

The ratings company will allow subscribers to track how shows fare on Netflix, though the streamer refutes the accuracy of the data.

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In Brief: Long Time Running, Secret Path TV premieres set

Plus: WIFTV launches screenwriting program for Indigenous women and Netflix says Canadians are its quickest binge-watchers.

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MIPCOM: ‘Time is the real luxury for creatives and producers’

As the race for brand-defining shows grows more intense, creatives and executives are facing new challenges to traditional business models.

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Netflix once again centre stage as Joly addresses Toronto crowd

At Toronto’s Empire Club, Creative Canada took a backseat to tax talk but Minister Joly reaffirmed her mission to update the Broadcasting Act to reflect the new digital reality.

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Op/Ed: There’s much to like in Creative Canada

CMPA chair and Shaftesbury exec Scott Garvie argues that the hoopla around Netflix misses the forest for the trees in Minister Joly’s cultural policy.

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Netflix takes hold of eOne’s Cupcake & Dino

After premiering globally as a Netflix original series, the new toon will debut on Teletoon in Canada and Disney Channels LatAm in spring 2019.

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Netflix fires back to critics, sheds some light on key details

The company released a public statement Tuesday morning in reaction to criticism over its agreement with the Canadian government to invest in the cultural sector.

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Quebec politicians unite behind streamer tax

Members of the province’s legislature have voted unanimously for a motion that would see foreign SVODs pay provincial sales tax.