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As Marvel and Netflix pact on an original series, Bell Media has found superhero TV shows for its upstart SVOD ahead of a pre-Christmas launch.
The homegrown streamer, code-named Project Latte, has inked a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for the Canadian online rights to the Arrow and The Flash dramas. Also on the sci-fi front, Bell Media secured the SVOD rights to the Canadian clone drama Orphan Black, which airs on its Space cable channel, and Doctor Who, via a deal with BBC Worldwide.
The latest content deals come as Project Latte and rival Shomi continue to bid on the cost of SVOD rights for branded U.S. shows to compete against market leader Netflix Canada. Also headed to Project Latte are all six series of Star Trek from CBS Studios International, and Utopia, the British conspiracy thriller named best drama at the International Emmy Awards and acquired from Shine Group.
HBO has tapped Gone Girl’s David Fincher and Gillian Flynn to remake Utopia for the U.S. premium channel. Project Latte also unveiled a drama slate that includes Sinbad from BBC Worldwide, Teen Wolf from MGM, Merlin from FremantleMedia International and Grimm from NBC Universal.
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