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Canadian streamer set to launch offering indie films, local TV

Canada’s Capital Motion Picture Group has revealed plans to launch a Canadian streaming service focused on independent feature films, local TV shows and international content.

Michael Dobbin

The new service,, is set to go live in the second quarter and will be available through a hybrid model using SVoD, AVoD and FAST channels.

At launch, the service will carry acclaimed early projects from the likes of Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Aniston, as well as film classics like A Star is Born (1937) and Night of the Living Dead (1968), features from auteurs such as Stanley Kubrick (Fear & Desire) to Pablo Larraín (Neruda) and directorial debuts from stars including Katie Holmes (All We Had) and Seth Green (Changeland).

Most content on the service will be accessible for free, while a premium tier will be priced at C$4.99 (US$3.75) per month.

Founder and MD Michael Dobbin and acquisitions head Christopher Redmond are at Canadian conference Prime Time to find additional content partners and acquire new and library content. The company said the long-term goal is to branch into commissioning originals.

“If big streamers are like a shiny fast-food chain, where you always know what you’re getting, we’re the food truck parked across the street with daily specials and better ingredients,” said Dobbin.

“We’re hoping that can grow to feel like home for Canadian producers and their content, which we all love but rarely get to see.”

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