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Welcome to the August 14, 2023, edition of Watching This Week, the weekly newsletter from Where Can I Watch – covering the latest news on where TV shows and movies will be available in Canada.
This is another abbreviated summer edition with updated listings for the coming week, but we also have news about updated pricing for Disney+ in Canada, and what Bell Media will be charging subscribers for TSN+.
What's new this week – August 14–20
Compiled from our monthly listings and/or any subsequent updates we've come across. We strive for accuracy but schedules may change without notice. Some series/seasons may have weekly rollouts; we won't list new episodes every week (though we may note significant episodes such as series finales). *An asterisk denotes programming added in past weeks that we've learned about (or has been rescheduled) since our last newsletter.
- Netflix: Untold: Hall of Shame (sports doc – Tuesday); Depp v. Heard (docuseries – Wednesday); My Dad the Bounty Hunter (season 2 – Thursday); The Upshaws (part 4 – Thursday); The Monkey King (animated family film – Friday)
- Disney+: Solar Opposites (season 4 – Monday); Firebuds (season 1 – Wednesday); Miguel Wants to Fight (teen comedy film – Wednesday); Lego Disney Princess: The Castle Quest (animated special – Friday);
- Crave: Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie (2018 doc produced for Hulu, via eOne – added recently*); Framing Agnes (2022 doc – Monday); Armageddon Time (2022 film – Friday); Living (2022 British film – Friday); Pillow Talk (season 2 – Friday)
- Prime Video: Moving On (2023 film – Monday); Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal (British docuseries – Wednesday); Renfield (2023 film – Thursday); Cangaço Novo (Brazilian series – Friday); Harlan Coben's Shelter (YA mystery thriller series – Friday)
- CBC Gem: Coextinction (2023 nature doc – Wednesday); Junior Baking Show (season 8  – Friday)
- Paramount+ (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies (2022 Peacock docuseries – Friday, Aug. 11*); Assassin Club (2023 action film – Monday); Reinventing Elvis: The '68 Comeback (doc – Tuesday); When You Finish Saving the World (2023 film – Friday)
- Apple TV+: Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie (new Peanuts special – Friday)
- BritBox (also available as a channel on Prime Video and Apple TV): Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–92 legal drama – Tuesday); A Room with a View (1985 film – Thursday); Another Country (1984 film – Thursday)
- Multiple networks / streamers: Stand Up to Cancer 2023 special (Saturday)
- CTV Comedy: Miracle Workers (season 4: End Times – Tuesdays starting Aug. 8* [Apologies, we only noticed this on the schedule the night before! The first episode is currently free to stream for all on the CTV website/app.])
- Starz (also available as an add-on/channel on Crave, Prime Video, and Apple TV): Seriously Red (2023 Australian film – Friday)
News in brief
Disney is adjusting pricing on its streaming services again. As part of that, an ad-supported tier of Disney+ will launch in Canada on November 1 for $7.99 per month, alongside a new "Standard" ad-free plan – about a year after an ad-supported tier launched in the U.S. market.
Subscribers to the existing ad-free version, henceforth known as the Premium plan, which includes more simultaneous streams and access to 4K quality than will be available on Standard, will remain on that plan unless they explicitly opt to switch. But reporting elsewhere indicates that the price of that plan will go up to $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year (currently $11.99 / $119.99 respectively), beginning in December.
The new Standard plan appears to be comparable to the Netflix plan of the same name – maxing out at two simultaneous streams and HD quality – and it appears it will take over the $11.99 per month price point.
If you're an existing Disney+ subscriber on the monthly plan, or have been thinking about subscribing, and are happy with the ad-free 4K experience, now would not be a bad time to consider locking in for the next year at the current annual price.
Bell Media has finally taken TSN+ out of free preview. Going forward, the sports streaming add-on service which launched earlier this year – and which will now indeed include access to the NFL RedZone channel previously available through the TSN app to its cable subscribers (and is also available on DAZN) – will cost $8.00 per month or $80 per year on a standalone basis. TSN+ content will also remain included in TSN's full direct-to-consumer service, which remains $20 per month or $200 a year, but is currently on sale for about $50 per four-month period.
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