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Quebecor files complaint over CBC’s French-language SVOD

President and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau stated Ici Tout.TV Extra is an “alarming departure” from the pubcaster’s mission by placing content behind a subscription fee.

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BBC director-general Tony Hall announces exit

News of Hall’s departure comes six months after CBC and BBC committed to future collaborations across scripted, factual, podcasting and other areas.

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Digital and linear both popular, but viewers want customization

TiVo’s research zeroes in on the most popular genres, the best bundles and what the perfect combination of channels would be for Canadians.

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Corus partners with Neshama, Champlain on original MOWs

The broadcaster has 50 films on its slate, some of which aired during 2019′s Countdown to Christmas, as part of a commitment to boost independent Canadian production.

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CMF awards over $13M across four programs

Plus, the inaugural edition of the WildBrain-CMF Kids & Family Development Program saw projects from Conquering Lion Pictures and Zone3 nab funding.

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Deals: CBC, 9 Story, Northern Banner

CBC licenses more than 100 episodes of kids content from 9 Story’s distribution portfolio, Telus Storyhive-backed Abracadavers lands international deals, and more.

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Kew temporarily ceases TSX trading after OSC order

The order from the Ontario Securities Commission comes after Kew said certain financial reports from the past four years “should no longer be relied upon.”

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Jan. 7 to 13, 2020

The Mandalorian comes out on top, while Letterkenny claims the #7 spot on the Digital Original list.

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In brief: Unite Central heads to Berlin’s copro market

Plus: eOne clears the final regulatory hurdle in its Hasbro deal, Touchwood PR adds to its publicity team and Super Channel promotes Kimberley Ball.

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Blue Ant Int’l sells over 320 hours of content ahead of NATPE

Broadcasters in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America have picked up factual titles such as Cold Valley and scripted content, including Gary and His Demons.

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Canadian projects land world debuts at SXSW

Shudder docuseries Cursed Films from Toronto’s First Love Films and director Malcolm Ingram’s Clerk are among the select few headed to the Texas festival.

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Kew auditor Grant Thornton LLP withdraws reports

Kew said the auditor is withdrawing the reports as a “result of the actions” of its former CFO and its “inability to rely on representations he made.”

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Murdoch Mysteries hits milestone 200th episode

Peter Mitchell and Christina Jennings on how Murdoch weathered the storm to become one of the most enduring hits in Canadian TV history.

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Anne with an E, D.N.Ace lead ACTRA Toronto nominations

Both series earned four nominations apiece, while digital series Tokens made award history with two nominations, including for its ensemble.