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What are Canada’s couch potatoes watching?

OTT revenues increased by 29% in 2017, according to a new study by Convergence Research, and are expected to continue climbing.

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Netflix adds 7M global subscribers in Q1 2018

The streamer beat its subscriber growth forecasts, adding 5.5 million international users.

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Quebec to tax Netflix, foreign digital companies

In its 2018 budget, the province also laid out plans to boost funding for the cultural sector and open tax credits to digital-only projects.

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AeroCinema takes off with more original content

The aviation SVOD is adding eight new programs, including The Wall of Fire, which examines theories about how the Cold War started in Canada.

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Predicting the future of Cancon distribution

In filings to the CRTC for its future programming consultation, the industry weighs in on how to fix the broadcasting system.

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CBC adds OTT programming and acquisitions head

Senior director of acquisitions Jenna Bourdeau will now lead content planning for the pubcaster’s streamer.

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CBC launches ad-free paid TV app

The OTT offering allows for live streaming of the pubcaster’s 14 regional channels, as well as on-demand viewing of its shows and exclusive digital content.

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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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Cable fading and online TV rising: study

One in four 18-to-34-year olds and 28% of students have ditched cable entirely, and other stats on the state of television.

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CBC reveals plans for new OTT service

The pubcaster has also announced 15 new and returning digital series that will screen online and on the upcoming platform.

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New OTT product coming from BCE

The new offering was announced on Bell’s Q1 call, where the company also revealed the financial impact of the simsub rule changes.

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Column: You down with OTT?

Looking to ink a deal with a Netflix or Amazon? Entertainment lawyer Marco Figliomeni explains what producers should consider when negotiating content licence agreements.