DHX Media


DHX sells stake in Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment Japan

DHX Media and Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) have unveiled an agreement whereby SMEJ will indirectly purchase 49% of DHX Media’s 80% interest in Peanuts for C$237 million (US$185 million. As a result of the deal, DHX Media will own 41% of Peanuts, SMEJ will own 39%, and the family of creator Charles M. Schulz will own […]

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 […]

Show of the week: Massive Monster Mayhem

Easily one of the maddest, noisiest and most ambitious children’s series is Massive Monster Mayhem, from Canada-based DHX Media, series executive producer, Ken Faier describes as “Total Wipeout meets Power Rangers”. “It’s one of the most fun programmes I’ve worked in on in kids TV – genres all mashed up in one show,” he says. “We’re calling […]

TBI Weekly: Uncertainty ahead for DHX

After weak quarterly financials, Canada’s DHX Media is eyeing a sale or merger of the business, which owns kids hits from the Teletubbies to In the Night Garden. The move was a shock to the wider children’s TV community. The Canadian company’s revenue of C$298.7 million (US$239 million) missed analysts lowest estimates for its fourth quarter […]

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 […]

DHX & YouTube Red believe We Are Savvy

DHX Media and YouTube Red have teamed up to release We Are Savvy, a magazine-style series featuring segments about music, fashion, dance and DIY. The show is set to premiere on YouTube Red, the Google-owned SVOD service, toward the end of this year. Each half-hour episode is introduced by Annie LeBlanc of the Bratayley YouTube […]

Virgin TV signs ‘biggest kids deal to date’ with DHX

DHX Media has acquired a distribution deal with Virgin TV UK for SVOD rights in the UK and Ireland for a total of 615 hours of content. A total of 30 titles from DHX Media’s library have been licensed on a non-exclusive basis. The deal includes seasons 15 to 19 of Bob the Builder, as […]

The kids OTT tidal wave

As technology continues to blur the line between linear and OTT, the opportunities for content providers are never greater than when delivering programming to digital natives. What began as a trickle is becoming a tidal wave, TBI reports. Hopster was an early entrant into the world of entertainment apps for kids and, with its emphasis […]

Chinese VOD nets welcome Teletubbies

Chinese streaming services Youku and iQiyi have both acquired both seasons of the rebooted Teletubbies preschool series. Deals with Canada-based DHX Media see Youku and Baidu offering season one from June 1 via their SVOD and AVOD services. DHX has licensed more than 9,700 hours into China to date, and has also secured a Teletubbies […]

DHX buys Shortcake, Peanuts for $345m

Canada’s DHX Media has acquired the entertainment arm of Iconix Brand Group, handing it control of the Strawberry Shortcake and Peanuts children’s properties. The deal is for US$345 million, and will see DHX take 100% of Strawberry Shortcake and 80% of Peanuts, with the remaining 20% held by members of creator Charles M. Schultz’s family. […]

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