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AVOD’s revenue potential in a growing streaming-focused market

As the world turns to steaming services for their media consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic, advertisers are taking note of the opportunities in AVOD.

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Feds to provide support to those who aren’t eligible for EI

Justin Trudeau pledged $900 bi-weekly for up to 15 weeks, as Canada and U.S. unveiled border closures. Plus: Canadian Heritage provides an update on its funding programs.

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Fox acquires ad-supported streamer Tubi

Tubi founder and CEO Farhad Massoudi will continue to head up the company.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, March 2 to 8, 2020

Big Brother Canada claims three spots on the list, while Transplant and Murdoch Mysteries land at #13 and #29, respectively.

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Cineplex closes locations, provides Cineworld acquisition update

The company temporarily shuttered all 164 of its nationwide theatres 12 hours ahead of the Province of Ontario declaring a state of emergency.

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Wynonna Earp shuts down production in Alberta

Shaftesbury has also postponed shooting on Departure in Toronto, while Ottawa prepares to announce emergency funds for workers not covered by EI.

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Photo gallery: CAFTCAD Awards 2020

A selection of images of winners and attendees from this year’s CAFTCAD Awards.

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EXCLUSIVE: WGC cancels 2020 Screenwriting Awards

Instead, the guild said it will announce the winners virtually, with recipients set to be recognized on stage at its 2021 ceremony.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films for March 6 to 12, 2020

14 Jours, 12 Nuits leads the list, followed by Mafia Inc at #2 and Disappearance at Clifton Hill at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films for March 6 to 12, 2020

This week’s Canadian box office generated $11,472,972 and saw Onward land the top spot.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Blue Ant, Media Ranch, Rezolution

Blue Ant International takes over distribution activity for more than 70 hours of programming from NHNZ, plus more.

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Hot Docs postponed

Plans are underway to deliver the event’s pitch presentations and one-on-one meetings in an online environment.

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Media drives revenue lifts at Quebecor

The company benefited both from media acquisitions and lifts in specialty subscription, and is now focusing on its 5G roll-out.

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In brief: CBC sends Schitt’s Creek ‘Best Wishes, Warmest Regards’

Plus, the NSI and CBC renew their partnership on the CBC New Indigenous Voices training program, Quebec studio Squeeze gets animated for Marvel Studios, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for March 3 to 9, 2020

Star Trek: Picard claims the #2 spot, while Altered Carbon rises to #4 on this week’s Digital Original list.