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Watts on the Grill renewed for season two

Twelve new episodes of the culinary series will air on Bell Media’s rebranded CTV Life channel later in the year.

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France’s Newen takes majority stake in Reel One

Founder and CEO Tom Berry will continue to hold a minority stake in the Montreal-based company, which specializes in the production and licensing of scripted MOWs.

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Bell Media goes all-out for Love Island promo

CTV is hoping it’s got a new “show of the summer” on its hands and it’s supporting it with a robust paid and experiential media campaign.

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In brief: Netflix taps Mississauga native for Mindy Kaling series

Plus: RBC reveals the finalists for its short film pitch competition at the Gimli Film Festival and Shredders of Metal sets its rockin’ return date.

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Hulu greenlights more Holly Hobbie

CBBC will air the first season this summer, while season two is set to launch on the streamer later this year.

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Northwood Entertainment looks to ‘Thunder Bay’ for its next project

Miranda de Pencier’s prodco is partnering with Canadaland to adapt its true-crime podcast examining racism, division, fear and corruption in Thunder Bay.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 24 to 30, 2019

Private Eyes lands at #7 and #10, while Island of Bryan and The Handmaid’s Tale break the top 30.

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ZooMoo expands its reach via trio of deals

The Blue Ant Media joint venture announced agreements with Kidoodle.TV, plus more.

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Lindsay Macadam to lead scripted development at Great Pacific

The hire is an expansion of a cross-pollination strategy that sees Great Pacific Media producing scripted properties based on factual IP.

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Network Entertainment partners with Tyra Banks on Beauty

Exec produced by the American TV personality, the docuseries is set to hit short-form platform Quibi next year.

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‘Staggering growth’ projected for OTT, esports revenues in Canada

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates OTT revenues in Canada will grow to $3.5 billion in 2023, up from $2.1 billion in 2018.

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Deals: Gusto Worldwide, Super Channel, Bell Media

DNA Dinners finds a home south of the border, Super Channel lands a new Hallmark series and Bell Media adds to its summer sci-fi lineup.