Deals: CraveTV, Remstar, Mongrel, Netflix

Schitt's Creek (pictured) is now streaming on Netflix Canada, and more deals of the week.

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Not a Real Production Company’s Schitt’s Creek (pictured) has been picked up by Netflix Canada. The series starting streaming on the SVOD service on May 6, according to a tweet from series star Dan Levy, who co-created the show with his father Dan Levy. The CBC series has been greenlit to a second season, set to bow on the pubcaster in winter 2016.


Bell Media’s CraveTV SVOD service landed deals with three new distribution platforms this week. CraveTV customers can now access the service via Apple TV. The streamer can be launched from the Apple TV homepage, and users can stream CraveTV’s entire catalogue in 1080p. CraveTV is now also available on Chromecast, making it the first Canadian streamer to be available on Google’s portable, wireless HDMI adapter. Chromecast users can now stream the CraveTV catalogue onto their TVs straight from their iOS or Android devices. Bell Media also announced that Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) has become the latest CraveTV linear distributor. Beginning May 12, SaskTel will provide CraveTV to its approximately 100,000 maxTV subscribers. Other television distributors currently carrying CraveTV include  Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Eastlink and TELUS Optik.


Remstar Films has picked up the Canadian distribution rights to Elvis & Nixon and The Odyssey, and has co-acquired with Elevation Pictures the Canadian rights to The Founder. Elvis & Nixon is directed by Liza Johnson and stars Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey. The Odyssey is a Jacques Cousteau biopic directed by Jérôme Salle, and stars Pierre Niney and Audrey Tautou. The Founder is directed by John Lee Hancock, and stars Michael Keaton. Remstar has a previous services agreement with Elevation to distribute its titles in Quebec, as is the case with The Founder.

Mongrel International 

Mongrel International has acquired the international sales rights to U.S.-based Blackbird Films’ The Tale, and will be shopping the feature at Cannes. Read more about the deal here.