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In brief: Netflix boards Canadian Academy’s apprenticeship program

Plus: The Toronto Screenwriting Conference announces its Magee TV winners, Cineplex gives Sharkwater: Extinction a fall release and Deluxe adds to its Vancouver team.

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Behind Stingray’s NCC acquisition

The $506 million transaction includes 101 new radio licences and is Stingray’s first foray into the radio broadcast world.

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Stingray granted broadcasting licence

The CRTC has also approved the discretionary services licence application for music channel Vintage TV.

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Stingray acquires streamer Qello Concerts

The Montreal-based digital media company has acquired the assets of the music documentary-focused SVOD.

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In Brief: Netflix acquires Millarworld

Plus: Doc Lab Saskatchewan names participants and Stingray and Via Rail partner.

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Deals: Stingray, eOne, DHX, Attraction

Attraction Distribution has taken the international sales rights to Dave Schultz’s Considering Love and Other Magic (pictured), and more deals of the week.

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Stingray acquires Australian digital music provider

Stingray Digital Group has acquired Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. in a deal which was facilitated by Stingray’s strategic partner Multi Channels Asia.

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Deals: Gusto, Picture Box, Stingray, Blue Ant

Gusto TV’s One World Kitchen (pictured) has been picked up by Dubai-based Fatafeat TV, plus more deals of the week.

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Stingray names Tom Pentefountas to SVP role

The former vice-chairman of broadcasting at the CRTC joins the Canadian music service provider.

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Stingray acquires three music channels

Following its recently announced IPO, the specialty TV music service has acquired three Brava Group TV music channels.