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In brief: DOC gives 11 docs their online premiere on Tënk

Plus, the Gimli Film Festival has rebranded and Love Nature launches on the Struum credit-based streaming service.

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CBC appoints Leaticia Kaggwa as environmental sustainability lead

The newly created role will support CBC productions in their use of a carbon calculator known as “albert.”

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VFX studio DNEG merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp.

The deal between DNEG, which has operations in three Canadian cities, and Sports Ventures has a combined merger value of approximately US$1.7 billion.

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CBC commissions doc series on 1972 Canada/Russia hockey showdown

Summit 72 (working title) is set to premiere in the fall with support from Team Canada players.

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Netflix stock slides after streaming giant misses subscriber goal for Q4

The streaming giant also has a weaker forecast for subscriber adds for the first quarter of 2022.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 10 to 16, 2022

Netflix’s Cobra Kai continues to lead Canadian demand, with The Witcher and The Book of Boba Fett coming in at No. 2 and 3, respectively, on the digital originals chart.

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FilmRise acquires FAST rights to Kim’s Convenience

The New York-based studio and streamer made the agreement with series producer Thunderbird Entertainment.

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The Roku Channel acquires Look Mom! Productions’ Doomlands

The Toronto studio’s adult animation has found a new home after the closure of its commissioning platform Quibi.

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YouTube to reduce originals slate, global head of original content Susanne Daniels exits

Going forward, YouTube plans to only fund programming within its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds.

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Hot Sheet: Digital demand for Jan. 3 to 9, 2022

Cobra Kai overtakes fellow Netflix series The Witcher to lead digital and overall demand in Canada.

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CBC reveals several new series for winter podcast lineup

A personal podcast from journalist Anna Maria Tremonti and a weekly current events show hosted by Tamara Khandaker are among the new offerings.

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HBO Max orders new Degrassi series from WildBrain

The U.S. streamer has also acquired all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation, set to launch in the spring.