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DHX to create new Peanuts content for Apple

The company will produce exclusive series, specials and shorts based on the legacy brand for the tech giant’s upcoming streaming platform.

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Gilbert Rozon charged with rape and indecent assault

The charges come 14 months after Rozon stepped down from his role as president of Just for Laughs Group following allegations of criminal behaviour.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Bell Media, PNP, Cineflix Rights

Sinking Ship selects China’s Jolly Group to help it expand in the region, while Bell Media’s TSN and RDS renew their multi-year broadcast deal with UFC.

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Corner Gas secures first int’l streaming deal

Producer Virginia Thompson shares details on the deal to see the comedy stream in over 60 territories via Amazon Prime Video.

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Annual Deloitte report shows radio on the rise

The company’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) predictions report says young Canadians will soon spend more time listening to radio than watching TV.

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Sailing into international waters: Boat Rocker Media

Playback‘s 2018 Media Company of the Year gets closer to its global-studio vision with a year that saw significant M&A and an evolution of its business model.

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In Brief: Anne with an E one of Netflix’s most-binged in 2018

Plus: Canada-Ireland Codevelopment Incentive projects named, Rumble news and what’s next for Canada’s Jean-Marc Vallee.

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Super Channel hires Jenny Hacker to lead programming

The network is expanding and reshuffling its roster of directors following the announcement that head programmer Melissa Kajpust will depart later this month.

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DHX inks more deals for underwater adventure series The Deep

Season three of the animated copro was picked up by international broadcasters including CBBC, Super RTL and VRT.

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Manitoba hits $210M in production volume

Film commissioner Carole Vivier attributes the increase to a combination of the province’s tax credit, its growing reputation and the relationships being built with U.S.-based studios.

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Playback’s 2018 Channel of the Year: OUTtv

“This year established a strong proof of concept in respect to our overall strategy,” says Brad Danks, citing globalization and direct-to-consumer relationships as key goals.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2018

The Good Doctor comes in at #1, followed by 9-1-1 at #2, while Murdoch Mysteries breaks the top 30.