Canada


Netflix creates Canadian production hub

Netflix is creating a dedicated production hub in Toronto, Canada, expanding pre-existing investment in the territory which saw it strike a C$500m originals deal and tie-up with the Canadian Film Centre. The streamer has chosen two studio spaces in Toronto to expand its production presence in Canada. At Cinespace Studios, Netflix will lease four sound […]

Starz to debut in Canada as Lionsgate ramps up integration and international expansion

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starz is ramping up its international expansion effort with a launch in Canada, while Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has promised closer integration between the studio and Starz to fuel the latter’s international growth, and an eventual breaking out of international subscriber information as a separate line in the company’s financials. Starz has […]

Tubi raises US$25m, plans international expansion

US-based streaming service Tubi has announced plans to launch in additional international territories this year after closing US$25 million in funding. The advertising-supported video-on-demand service is currently available in the US and Canada and said that it will announce its first new market launch this quarter as part of an “aggressive” expansion plan. The news […]

NBCU launches Hayu in Canada

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV-focused SVOD service, Hayu, has gone live in Canada. The subscription service launched with more than 6,000 episodes of content from over 200 reality shows – including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing. “We’re thrilled to now be delivering the innovative all-reality SVOD service – Hayu – in Canada,” said Hendrik McDermott, […]

North American cable debut for MediaKind

Canadian cable operator Cogeco Connexion has tapped MediaKind, the new brand forged out of Ericsson’s media solutions business, to deliver advanced TV services for its subscribers. Cogeco Conexion, which is the second largest operator in Ontario and Quebec provinces, will use MediaKind’s technology, including the MediaFirst TV platform with Android Google mobile services, rncoding on-demand, […]

DAZN secures extended Serie A rights for Germany and Austria

Sports streaming platform DAZN has secured exclusive rights to Italian Serie A football in Germany and Austria for the next three seasons, and co-exclusive rights in Japan and Canada. DAZN has secured the exclusive rights to air 380 Serie A matches in Germany and Austria during the three seasons from 2018. The OTT TV platform […]

NBCUniversal’s Hayu to launch in Canada

NBCUniversal International has unveiled plans to launch its female-focused subscription video-on-demand service Hayu in Canada this year. This launch of the reality-theme service in Canada will extend the number of markets in which Hayu is available to eight. The service has been available in the UK, Ireland and Australia since March 2016 and in Norway, […]

Netflix teams up with Hot Docs in five-year funding deal

Netflix and Canada’s documentary festival and conference, Hot Docs, are unveiling a five-year funding and development initiative for Canadian filmmakers. The Hot Docs ‘Canadian Storytellers Project’ will invest in funding and professional development programs for Canadian documentarians who may be indigenous, French-speaking, deaf and/or have a disability, or that are persons of colour. This will […]

CBS All Access makes first international move with Canada launch

CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD service, has launched in Canada marking its first expansion into an international market. Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast. They can also access CBS’ original series such as The Good Fight and comedy […]

ABOX42 teams up with Singularity

Germany-based set-top provider ABOX42 has teamed up with US-based TV technology outfit Singularity to market a joint TV-everywhere solution for the US, Canadian and South and Central American markets. ABOX42 has integrated its Smart STB platform with Singularity’s HTML5-based middleware to support IPTV and OTT multiscreen services with features such as live, catch-up, restart, and […]

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