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Deals: Boat Rocker, Boys vs. Girls, Constantin Film

Boat Rocker unveils new sales for animated preschool series Love Monster, while Mongrel Media and Gravitas Ventures sign on to comedy Boys vs. Girls, and more.

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Kidoodle.TV drops the beat with its first original series

The kid-friendly, ad-supported streamer has ventured into original programming after a tremendous jump in users during 2020, beginning with Wes Tank’s StoryRaps.

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Beyond Rights to distribute BGM’s Haunted Hospitals

The unscripted show becomes the latest title formerly distributed by Kew Media Distribution to find new international sales representation.

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Blue Ant reveals new paranormal, factual series

The company’s 2020/21 Canadian originals slate includes new factual titles such as docuseries Secret Cities and a sophomore season of Hotel Paranormal.

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COVID testing issues stall The Good Doctor’s production restart

The U.S. medical drama had been slated to start production today, however a disagreement between local unions and U.S. studios has put those plans on hold.

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Hudson & Rex cast member tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second positive case for the crime procedural, which resumed filming today after a delay when a member of the production team tested positive last week.

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Muse Entertainment boards season two of Cursed Films

AMC-owned horror streaming service Shudder renewed the docuseries for a second season following its success on the platform, with production now underway.

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Bron sets Siege of Bethlehem with Antoine Fuqua

Based on the book A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place, The Equalizer director is attached to direct.

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Netflix opens one-day pitch resubmission window

Applicants unable to get through before Wednesday’s deadline because of a technical issue can resubmit their pitch by 8 p.m. EDT Friday.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for July 28 to August 3, 2020

The Umbrella Academy knocks The Mandalorian out of the top spot on the Digital Original list, while Schitt’s Creek makes the Overall TV Show chart.

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Media down at Quebecor, but telco business strong

Live sports cancellations hurt the company’s TV business from an ad perspective, but other results indicate the appetite for TV is still strong.

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BCE revenue plummets; media hit hardest, down 31%

Ad revenue for media was down across the board, from TV and radio to digital and OOH.

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In brief: CBC unveils dates for Canada/U.K. copro Enslaved

The docuseries led by Samuel L. Jackson is set to debut on the pubcaster this October, plus TLN welcomes a new member to its team.

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Boland rolls on We’re All in This Together

Marking her feature directorial debut, the project also sees Martha Burns (Alias Grace) and Alisha Newton (Heartland) star.

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Secret Nazi Bases secures second season, global sales

U.K.’s DCD Rights has secured a number of global sales for the Go Button Media-produced factual series, co-commissioned by CBC’s documentary Channel and UKTV.