Dana Landry


CEO Landry out as DHX shakes up management

DHX Media CEO Dana Landry is leaving the Canadian media giant, with Michael Donovan taking over as part of wider management changes. The long-serving Landry is leaving to “pursue other projects”, according to DHX, and his departure comes as a strategic review continues. Also leaving is CFO Keith Abriel, who is being replaced by former […]

DHX mulls sale after shares plummet

Canada’s DHX Media is considering a company sale or a merger with another company after weak quarterly financials saw its share price plummet. The Nova Scotia-based company told investors its board of directors “has commenced a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives focused on maximising shareholder value”. Options include “the sale of part […]

YouTube edges out Netflix in kids streaming

YouTube is marginally more popular than Netflix for streaming content among kids according to new research that surveyed thousands of parents in the US, UK and Canada. Online video platform YouTube also ranked as the most-loved brand in the survey. Toronto-based kids producer, distributor and channel operator DHX joined forces with market research firm Ipsos […]

DHX revenue soars to C$260m

Canada’s DHX Media has posted fiscal year revenues of C$264 million (US$196.8 million) and net income of C$19.5 million. The Halifax-based firm noted its full-year revenue was up 127% of the 2014 figure and net income 150%. Adjusted EBITDA was up 144% at C$90.2 million. DHX owns television brands including Yo Gabba Gabba!, Teletubbies (pictured), […]

DHX sells thousands of hours to SVOD

DHX Media has shopped 5,000 half hours to various international SVOD platforms. The Canadian kids producer and distributor has shopped 2,800 hours to Shomi, the SVOD service backed by cable companies Shaw and Rogers that launched late last year. DHX shows including Caillou, Johnny Test and Super Why! are now on the platform. UK-produced preschool hit […]

DHX closes channels deal, shuffles management

DHX Media has closed a deal for the Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in Canada. Canada-listed DHX announced the C$170 million deal for the cable nets, which it has acquired from telco Bell, last November. It will house the channels in a new business unit called DHX Television. Prior to the deal for […]