Corus Entertainment and Twitter are partnering on a number of new short-form series tailored to millennials. Focusing on food, entertainment and pop culture trends, the series will be produced by so.da, Corus’ in-house social content studio. The Twitter series include #OneDirtyDish, featuring Food Network Canada celebrity chefs creating easy meals all in one pot using ingredients selected by Twitter’s audience; #TrendingTonight featuring the stars of Entertainment Tonight Canada with a twice-weekly roundup of the biggest news in entertainment; and in development #ThisIsViral (working title): a daily live and interactive series that dives into top Twitter trending stories from pop to internet culture.
Sportsnet and Twitter are teaming up on Sportsnet Ice Surfing which will stream weekly during the 2018-19 NHL regular season with live NHL action. Jumping from game to game to follow where the excitement is happening, Sportsnet Ice Surfing will show highlights, up-to-the-minute analysis and immediate reactions to all the evening’s biggest plays. Hosted by Sportsnet on-air personalities, the show will also include special guests, live interviews and real-time interaction with fans watching on their Twitter feed.
Rogers Media is launching Citytv NOW and FX NOW in September – companion streaming services that will offer current and past seasons of favourite shows on-demand post-broadcast, in addition to sneak peeks of some series. Citytv NOW and FX NOW will be available online (Citytv.com and FXNowCanada.ca), on the Citytv Video and FXNOW Canada apps, TV Everywhere and VOD platforms.
CraveTV’s latest CraveTV Original New Eden is a female-driven mockumentary series from Evany Rosen (Picnicface, Baroness Von Sketch Show) and Kayla Lorette (The Beaverton, Space Riders). Developed in partnership with Peacock Alley Entertainment, the eight-part, half-hour “true crime” anthology is set in an all-female cult and goes into production in Ontario this fall.
Hulu has acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the first two seasons of Letterkenny in a deal executed by series distributor DHX Media. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the half-hour, small-town comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media and Playfun Games. Seasons 1 and 2 will make their debut in the U.S. on July 13. A six-pack of fresh episodes return to Canadian screens on Canada Day weekend, exclusively on CraveTV.