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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2019

Stranger Things continues to lead, while Letterkenny cracks the list.

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Continued AVOD growth drives revenue uptick at WildBrain

The company also reported Q1 increases on the distribution side, spurred by a recent library deal with CBS All Access.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 22 to 28, 2019

Stranger Things and The Boys continue to lead the list, while Letterkenny claims the #6 spot.

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Netflix renews Another Life for another ride

The Katee Sackhoff space drama from Halfire Entertainment will start production in Vancouver next year.

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Bell Media inks long-term deal for HBO Max programming

The exclusive agreement, which comes into effect next year, gives Bell Media the flexibility to air HBO Max content across Crave and its CTV-branded channels.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 15 to 21, 2019

Stranger Things takes the top spot, followed by The Boys at #2, while Letterkenny cracks the list at #5.

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Bordering the U.S.: win or lose for Canadian media?

Column: with the BTLR panel’s final report set to land in January, Irene Berkowitz examines whether a long-standing assumption of Canada’s media policy is true or false.

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Thunderbird targets new streamers, doubles down on owned IP

Execs said 2019 has been a “transformative” year for the company as it expands its operations and builds on relationships with new and existing streaming entities.

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Will U.S. studios license less content as the streaming wars heat up?

Corus’ Doug Murphy said U.S. players will continue to license content to Canadian companies, despite concerns they will withhold shows for their own OTT services.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for October 8 to 14, 2019

Stranger Things stays strong at #1, while Letterkenny cracks the top 10 digital original chart.

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Netflix bounces back in Q3, adds 6.8M global subs

Following a slow second quarter in which it posted U.S. subscriber declines for the first time, Netflix rebounded with growth in both the U.S. and international markets.

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Saloon Media teams with Amazon Studios for Ted Bundy doc

The Blue Ant Media-owned prodco will coproduce the docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, set for a 2020 release on Amazon Prime Video.