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Netflix orders Canadian drama Northern Rescue

Netflix has ordered CBC original drama Northern Rescue, and will have all rights outside of Canada. The family drama will star William Baldwin (MacGyver) and Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First). It follows John West as he moves his three children away from a hectic urban life to a small northern hometown after the death […]

Shomi shutters amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi will close on November 30. Its cableco parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was closing for a plethora of reasons. Their decision makes Shomi the latest well-financed SVOD platform to shutter. Vivendi chose to end German service Watchever in July to focus on mobile platform Studio+. A Shomi […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

MIPTV 2014: Peacock Alley to launch sci-fi drama

Peacock Alley will take sci-fi drama Echoes, which it is developing for Canada’s Bell Media, to Cannes. Echoes is a 10x60mins original from co-creators Ken Kabatoff, Andrew Karr, Mark Savela and Craig VandenBiggelaar. Stargate’s Carl Binder has been signed as lead writer and showrunner. Peacock Alley and Don Carmody Television are coproducing. It follows a […]