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Anne with an E cancellation sparks social media backlash

In the 24 hours since news broke, #renewannewithane has been tweeted more than a million times.

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CBC sets its winter 2020 table

The pubcaster also unveiled premiere dates for the newly announced Gem originals Hey Lady! and Good People.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 12 to 18, 2019

The Mandalorian (Disney+) nabs the #2 spot on the Digital Original list, while Vancouver-shot See (Apple TV+) lands at #9.

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Ghost BFF floats to KindaTV for season two

New episodes of Babe Nation’s short-form digital series will debut on Shaftesbury’s CAVCO-certified YouTube channel next year.

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Bell Fund backs 45 TV, digital projects

New titles from Scott Brothers Entertainment, Insight Productions and Zone3 are among the TV series sharing $5.5 million.

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Deals: NFB, Kidoodle.TV, Platform One

Arthouse streamer OVID adds NFB animations to its collection, while Boat Rocker’s latest acquisition forms a new partnership.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 5 to 11, 2019

Stranger Things tops the list, while Vancouver-shot See from AppleTV+ earns a place on the Digital Original chart.

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Disney+ lays down the gauntlet, adds 10M subs on first day

Despite a number of technical glitches, the streaming service exceeded expectations in its launch in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands.

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Bell Media partners with Facebook Watch

Now available in Canada, the social platform’s VOD service will carry a host of Bell Media brands in three- to five-minute highlight clips.

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Short-form digital comedy Avocado Toast set for OUTtvGo

The project, backed by the IPF and Bell Fund, has also inked a raft of international deals with platforms including Highball.TV and Tello Films.

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Five biggest SVODs will have half-billion subs by 2025: report

Of the new streamers, Disney+ will comfortably lead the pack with 101 million subscriber additions within five years, says Digital TV Research.

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LoCo expands digi slate with The Communist’s Daughter

Created by Leah Cameron, the project is LoCo’s fourth digital original for CBC after Detention Adventure, How to Buy a Baby and My 90-Year-Old Roommate.