9 Story Media Group


9 Story buys Daniel Tiger prodco

Canada’s 9 Story Media Group remains in acquisitive mood – this time round buying the company behind Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (pictured). The deal for Out of the Blue Enterprises comes after 9 Story’s transformational acquisition of Ireland’s Brown Bag Films in 2016. 9 Story is buying 100% of the shares, with Out of the Blue […]

Top Wing to fly around the world on Nick

Nickelodeon has taken global rights to preschool series Top Wing and will launch it on its nets around the world. The animated series is produced and distributed by Canada-based 9 Story Media Group, which scored the Nick deal. The agreement gives the Viacom channel exclusive rights everywhere outside of Canada. The CG action-adventure series follows […]

Brown Bag’s Gaffney named 9 Story COO in rejig

Brown Bag Films CEO Cathal Gaffney has added the COO role at his toon firm’s parent, 9 Story Media Group, as part of a wider management reshuffle. Canada’s 9 Story acquired Ireland-based Brown Bag last year, and Gaffney will now oversee production, technology and HR for the wider group. He will remain at the helm […]

Televisa SVOD service bags 800-ep deal

Mexican SVOD platform Blim has scored a content deal with Canada’s 9 Story Media Group that comprises more than 800 episodes. Televisa launched Blim last month in a bid to battle the newly-launched Netflix, and has now significantly bolstered its kids programming line up with the 9 Story agreement. The deal includes seasons one to […]

DHX net catches Nature Cat

DHX Television’s Canadian channel, Family CHRGD, has licensed 9 Story Media Group’s animated series Nature Cat. The 40x22mins series premiered in November 2015 on PBS Kids in the US, and will debut in Canada in summer 2016. The show comes from Spiffy Pictures and WTTM Chicago, with 9 Story selling the show internationally. Featuring vocal […]

Canadian producer buys kids distributor

Consolidation in the Canadian kids TV sector continues, with producer Sinking Ship Entertainment revealing it will acquire compatriot Picture Box Distribution. This comes after Canadian toon giant 9 Story Media bought Ireland’s Brown Bag Films last year, and after Temple Street Productions yesterday regrouped as Boat Rocker Media, unveiled new toon arm Boat Rocker Animation. […]

TV industry veterans buy UK indie

Three television industry veterans behind a new London-based investment group have bought a UK-based factual producer Blink Films. Neil Court, Charles Wace and Charles Ogilvie’s Tin Roof Media has paid an undisclosed amount to buy Blink, which is behind new BBC Four and PBS neuroscience-themed coproduction The Brain with Dr David Eagleman. 9 Story Media […]

9 Story’s Wild Kratts goes to Nine

Nine Network’s kids channel Go! has licensed animated series Wild Kratts. The popular animated series is produced and distributed by Canada-based 9 Story Media Group, which struck the Nine deal. Go! will show the toon series in a 7am weekday sot, with a further showing at 2.30pm. It will go out at 1.30pm on weekends. […]

Mattel/Hit, 9 Story to reboot Barney, Angelina

Mattel and subsidiary HIT Entertainment have partnered with Canada’s 9 Story Media Group to relaunch the former’s children’s franchises Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina. Described as a “long-term parternship”, the pact sees Mattel/HIT and 9 Story leveraging their collective expertise to “breathe new life into the programmes”. Development on a new 52x11mins series for […]

Show of the Week: Nature Cat

Fred is a housecat with pretensions to be an intrepid explorer, finding out anything and everything about nature and the outside world. That is why Nature Cat will appeal to kids and, by association, buyers, says 9 Story Media Group managing director Natalie Osborne. “Kids still love the outdoors, but there is maybe not as […]

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