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The Stranger Experiment

Bell Media, Bodacious Wines uncork The Stranger Experiment

Produced by Bell Media Studios, the three-part unscripted series examines what happens when strangers meet for the first time in the middle of a global pandemic.

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Sonic the Hedgehog heads to Netflix

Produced by WildBrain and SEGA, the new animated series Sonic Prime will bow globally on the streamer in 2022.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 19 to 25, 2021

WandaVision makes the top three on the Digital Originals list, while Attack on Titan leads the Overall TV Shows chart.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 12 to 18, 2021

The Mandalorian leads, while Star Trek: Discovery, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Expanse and The Boys all claim spots on the Digital Originals list.

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Netflix surpasses 200M subscribers milestone in Q4

Netflix added a record 36.6 million paid memberships during fiscal 2020, with the streamer declaring it no longer needs to borrow cash to fund its growth.

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Obsidian Theatre, CBC reveal talent for 21 Black Futures project

Set to debut on CBC Gem next month, the anthology of 21 filmed monodramas features 21 playwrights, 21 directors and 21 actors.

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Paramount+ sets March 4 for international rollout

The rebranded CBS All Access service will launch in Canada in March but the expanded content offering won’t arrive until “later in the year,” said parent company ViacomCBS.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 5 to 11, 2021

Cobra Kai leads, followed by The Mandalorian at #2 and Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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Amazon greenlights docuseries on Toronto Maple Leafs

All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs is Amazon Prime Video’s second Canadian original series and is part of the streamer’s “continued investment in Canada.”

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CBC licence renewal hearing: execs talk commissioning strategies, digital transition

After examining the “40,000-foot view” earlier in the hearing, the CRTC drilled down into the finer aspects of its programming plans in the upcoming five-year licence term.

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Is Amazon Studios preparing to open a Canadian division?

Could a new listing for a Toronto-based scripted development executive mean a significant investment in original Canadian content for the streaming service?

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Transparency issues top of mind as CBC broadcast licence hearing gets underway

The CRTC examined what a digital regulatory framework will look like for CBC as they ask for flexibility in their programming requirements.