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Prime Time: Canadian producers are negotiating global distribution as streamers reshape everything


OTTAWA – As streaming giants continue to disrupt the traditional industry, a revealing exchange at the Canadian Media Producers Association’s Prime Time in Ottawa came Friday when, during a panel on negotiating today's deals, Noel Hedges, EVP at Entertainment One, was asked whether content distribution is still a good business."Yes, I think it is. I'm still here. For now," Hedges answered.It was a familiar story told at Prime Time. It's so competitive out there as the industry's shift to streaming platforms that Canadian content producers, not finding enough scale or budget for their projects at home, have to go overseas...