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Crave, TV4, Discovery make room for ‘Framing Britney Spears’ doc

Canadian streamer Crave, TV4 in Sweden and Discovery in Italy are among those to have snagged rights to Framing Britney Spears, the FX and Hulu doc that debuted earlier this month. The 1 x 75-minute doc, which is produced by The New York Times and Red Arrow Studios-owned Left/Right, was directed by Samantha Stark and premiered […]

Kids round-up: Crave acquires ‘Denis’ YouTube hit; Nat Geo Kids extends ‘Dino Dana’ in LatAm; Hopster launches on ComHem Play+

Canada’s Crave acquires ‘Denis’ YouTube sensation Bell Media-owned Canadian SVOD Crave has acquired the first season of animated series Denis And Me, featuring YouTube personality Denis Kopotun. Debuting next week as part of WOW Unlimited Media’s WOW! World Kids Collection on the streamer, the series originated on Kopotun’s YouTube channel, which currently has more than […]

Warner Bros. strikes Canadian output deal for HBO Max

HBO Max programmes are heading to Canada via Bell Media’s SVOD service Crave and broadcaster CTV. The deal, struck between Canada’s Bell Media and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, is the first deal for HBO Max programmes outside the US, and likely rules out any immediate plans by WarnerMedia to launch HBO Max as an […]

Facebook Watch, HBO series set to debut at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host the premieres of original series from Facebook Watch, USA Network and HBO. The Canadian festival, which takes place in September, has programmed six premieres as part of its TV sidebar ‘Primetime’, which is now in its fifth year. Around 60% of the episodes set to be screened […]

New ‘Star Trek’ series voyages to Canada with Bell

Bell Media has acquired Canadian rights from CBS Studios International to the new Star Trek series focusing on Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard character. News of the Canadian deal follows an announcement earlier this week that Amazon has taken international rights to the show in more than 200 territories outside the US and Canada. The new, […]

Banijay Rights sends USA’s Temptation Island up north

Banijay Rights has sold its US reboot of Temptation Island into Canada’s Bell Media. USA Network’s 11-episode revival of the classic format is to air on broadcaster CTV, E! and SVOD service Crave. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the new series is to premiere on the American cable channel later this month. Temptation Island […]

HBO makes first direct-to-consumer push in Canada

HBO is going direct-to-consumer in Canada, where the cable channel will now form part of Bell Media’s SVOD offering Crave.  The move marks the first time the AT&T-owned cable channel is available to Canadians without a cable subscription. Previously, Canadians could only access HBO content via subscriptions to The Movie Network or HBO Canada. Beginning […]

Roots planted in 50 territories

The remake of epic miniseries Roots has sold into 50 territories. Distributor A+E Networks has closed deals in five continents: Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. The buyers are SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand; Thai PBS, D’Live in South Korea, Atresmedia for Spanish linear TV and HBO for SVOD; HBO Europe for […]

CBS bosses to give MIPCOM keynote

CBS distribution boss Armando Nuñez and Showtime chief David Nevins will give a joint keynote at MIPCOM next month. Nuñez (left) is CBS’s top international exec and runs the studio’s CBS Global Distribution Group. Nevins (below right) is president of CBS-owned cable net Showtime. The pair will talk about the expansion of the Showtime brand around the […]

CBS eyes int’l Showtime OTT launches

US broadcaster CBS is looking at international launches for its new Showtime OTT on-demand platform “within certain windows”. The service, which currently is only available to broadband customers in the US and offers shows such as Ray Donovan and The Affair (pictured), launched on July 12 priced at US$12.99. During an investors’ call yesterday, CBS […]