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Competitors unaffected as Disney+ hits 15 million downloads: report

According to estimates from U.S. research firm Apptopia, the Disney+ app has been downloaded around 1.1 million times in Canada.

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Corus defends its CanCon flexibility request

“Fundamentally, Corus seeks additional timing flexibility, nothing more. No spending reductions will result,” said the media company.

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Disney+ lays down the gauntlet, adds 10M subs on first day

Despite a number of technical glitches, the streaming service exceeded expectations in its launch in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands.

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Corus’ request for CanCon flexibility met with opposition

The entertainment giant has asked the CRTC fo increase its maximum “under-expenditure” on Canadian programming, and some guilds are unhappy.

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Five biggest SVODs will have half-billion subs by 2025: report

Of the new streamers, Disney will comfortably lead the pack with 101 million subscriber additions within five years, says Digital TV Research.

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Bell Media gets exclusive rights to HBO Max programming

The play gives Bell Media the flexibility to bring programming to both its linear network and its Crave SVOD.

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TV ad revenue drives growth at Corus in Q4

“What a difference a year makes,” said CEO Doug Murphy, noting Corus’ 7% growth in its TV ad business for the year.

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TVO’s chief exec steps down

The veteran broadcast exec departs the provincial broadcaster after 14 years at the helm.

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Liberals highlight digital media taxes in election platform

The mandate also includes strengthening the regional mandate of CBC/Radio-Canada.

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As Netflix ups Canadian spending, subscribers surge

The streaming giant says it has already fulfilled its $500 million, five-year pledge, and users are on the rise.

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DHX Media rebrands to Wildbrain as c-suite shuffle continues

New CEO Eric Ellenbogen said Monday the rebrand is meant to embody the “entrepreneurial culture” that its YouTube network WildBrain represents.

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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel Parent Co alleges that four retailers are engaging in sales practices that promote and encourage piracy.

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Justin Stockman to lead brand partnerships at Bell Media

The former VP of premium SVOD and OTT takes the role VP of brand partnerships and client strategy following the departure of Alyson Walker.

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Nathalie Cook returns to TSN as VP

Cook, who spent three years as president at Cimoroni & Company, will oversee production and digital strategy at the sports network.

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Disney+ sets Nov. 12 for Canada launch

The streaming service will cost $8.99 a month and is expected to debut with 10 original titles, in addition to a massive library of content.