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TV revenue grows for Corus in Q1

Television revenue hit $430 million for the first quarter of 2020, while merchandising and distribution revenue was also on the rise.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020

The Mandalorian leads the way at #1, while Letterkenny lands at #6 on this week’s Digital Original chart.

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CuriosityStream launches Go Button’s World Without NASA

The two-part documentary special is set for broadcast on CBC’s documentary Channel next month.

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Joy Loewen becomes NSI CEO

Her appointment follows her role serving as acting executive director of the Winnipeg non-profit.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 9 to 29, 2019

Survivor and The Masked Singer were among some of the top shows for Dec. 9 to 15 and Dec. 16 to 22, respectively.

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In brief: Schitt’s Creek kicks off 2020 with new nominations

Plus: Toronto goes punk rock with a new webseries in production this month and HGTV invests into the Property Brothers’ business.

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Jennifer Holness, Lauren Corber among 50 chosen for BANFF Spark

The program, supported by the Government of Canada and the Banff World Media Festival, gives training, mentorship and networking opportunites to female entrepreneurs.

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A71 Entertainment appoints Justin Rebelo as CEO

Rebelo joins the distribution outfit from eOne, where he served as VP overseeing television and digital distribution for English Canada.

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Sinking Ship grows international sales team

Former GRB Studios exec Mehmet Gunduz joins the prodco in a newly created position as Sinking Ship looks to build out its distribution business.

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Merci pour tout earns $1 million in holiday box office

This is Louise Archambault’s second film to breach the million mark within the last year, following the success of Il pleuvait des oiseaux.

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Gen Z demands diverse content – and pays for it: report

A survey conducted by VICE Media and Ontario Creates offers insight on the viewing habits of Gen Z and Millennials, as well as where they look for new content.

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‘The Body Remembers’ wins big at VFCC

Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers’ film won three prizes, including best Canadian film, while We Will Stand Up and White Lie also claimed awards.

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Six Vancouver-shot series renewed at The CW

Batwoman, The Flash, Nancy Drew and Riverdale were among a raft of 13 early renewals announced for the ViacomCBS-owned network.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for Dec. 20 to Jan. 2, 2020

Merci pour tout, The Song of Names and Antigone all held the top three spots for the past two weeks.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for Dec. 20 to Jan. 2, 2020

Merci pour tout cracks the top 10 during the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Jumanji: The Next Level and Frozen 2 all continue to lead.