CBC Arts has debuted eight-part digital series Off Kilter. The mockumentary follows ballet choreographer Milton Frank as he attempts to remake himself “into the critically-acclaimed jerk he never got to be in the 90s.” Played by series creator and co-writer Alejandro Álvarez Cadilla (Le Trak, Deep Sleep), the series also stars Sarah Murphy-Dyson (Working Moms, Reign), Zarrin Darnell-Martin (Room, Spotlight), stand-up comic Amy Cunningham, and dancers from The National Ballet of Canada. The series is available to stream via cbc.ca/watch as well as on the CBC TV app, and starting June 12 on youtube.com/cbcarts.
The NFB has released its first online docuseries True North. Ryan Sidhoo’s nine-part docuseries takes an intimate look at the rise of Toronto basketball through the stories of five young athletes. The series is available to watch on NFB’s YouTube channel.
YouTube has launched new music charts in 44 countries in what’s seen as a run-up to a music-driven subscription service. The YouTube Trending chart will be updated multiple times a day based on the most-viewed new music on the platform. The Top Songs chart will calculate combined weekly views including those of the official music video, use in user-generated content and lyric videos. The Top Music Video chart will also be updated weekly.
Stingray has been selected to develop and market a companion singing app for The Voice. The Montreal-based company is an established leader in karaoke and interactive app development. The Voice app is set to launch this December.