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Corus Studios signs largest U.S. distribution deal to date

Streamer Hulu has acquired over 200 episodes, picking up shows such as Junior Chef Showdown, Hot Market and more.

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Toon-A-Vision picks up 400 episodes of Spin Master content

The Atlantic Digital Networks-owned specialty network acquired various episodes from eight Spin Master hits, including PAW Patrol and Hatchimals.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 22 to 28, 2021

MasterChef Canada comes in at #17, while Big Brother Canada makes the list at #21, #22 and #27.

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Sim Post acquired by Streamland Media

Updated: The acquisition comes during a period of change for Sim, which recently saw its lighting and grip and studios divisions acquired by MBS.

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Deals: Schitt’s Creek, Boat Rocker, Gusto

Licensing and merchandising agency Merchantwise Licensing will represent Schitt’s Creek in Australia and New Zealand, plus more.

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Molly of Denali renewed for season two by PBS

PBS is the sole commissioner for the GBH Boston and Atomic Cartoons animated series, which will not be moving forward at CBC Kids.

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BANFF ’21: Channing Dungey, Greg Berlanti, Kaley Cuoco board festival lineup

The trio are on board for an exclusive “In Conversation With” session about their thriller The Flight Attendant and other shared productions.

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Spacetoon snags two eOne shows

The broadcaster has picked up Transformers and Power Rangers content for MENA.

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Production permitted to continue through Ontario’s ‘emergency brake’

While the majority of film and TV projects won’t be unaffected by the new order, theatres have once again been forced to temporarily close across the province.

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Deals: Oscilloscope, Media Ranch, Gusto

Oscilloscope Laboratories nabs the U.S. rights to No Ordinary Man and Les Notres, while Media Ranch renews its partnership with DR.

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CMF sets new program, envelope changes for 2021/22 to support racial equity

The funder has emphasized “flexibility, predictability and continuity” with an increased annual budget of $364 million for fiscal 2021/22 as pandemic-related measures largely remain in play.

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Love Nature lands on Spanish-language U.S. streamer PrendeTV

In recent months, Blue Ant has put its foot to the floor on its strategy to integrate its channel offerings within AVOD platforms.