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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. […]

WildBrain brings in ex-Little Dot Studios exec

UK-based online kids network WildBrain has hired a former executive from All3Media digital business Little Dot Studios. Will Mahmood has joined as head of strategy at the DHX Media-owned company. He will help multichannel network WildBrain’s content partners exploit the data their programming creates, and work with key executives on company strategy. Mahmood was formerly […]

Scherba upped in DHX rejig

DHX Media has promoted Josh Scherba and Anne Loi as part of a restructuring that brings together the Canadian content giant’s distribution and studio management teams. Ken Faier and Stephanie Betts also get new roles in the reijg, which the children’s content-focused firm hopes will “enhance synergies across its businesses to propel its global growth […]

Canada’s CraveTV orders OTT original

CraveTV has ordered What Would Sal Do?, a slacker comedy about a guy who discovers he is the second coming. The 8x30mins comedy will be written by Andrew De Angelis (Orphan Black) and is the Canadian OTT service’s third Canada-originated original. It hails from New Metric Media, which made LetterKenny, CraveTV’s first ever original, and […]

Nick buys more new Teletubbies

The Nickelodeon channel in the US has bought more episodes of the rebooted Teletubbies series. The Viacom-owned kids net acquired the first season of the DHX Media-distributed show, and has now picked up an additional 30 half-hour eps, which it will put out on its Nick Jr. preschool channel later this year. DHX and UK […]

WildBrain to manage Turner YouTube nets

London-based multichannel network WildBrain will manage a number of Turner’s YouTube channels in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The agreement will see DHX Media-owned WildBrain overseeing new local-language channels for a range of Cartoon Network programmes. Localised channels for Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time have already debuted in the UK, Russia, Poland, Brazil […]

Rainmaker buys Frederator, EH to form WOW!

Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment has acquired kids companies Frederator Networks and Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment, paying a total of C$22.2 million (US$16.2 million) to create a combined company. Once the ‘arms-length’ mergers are complete, the combined Rainmaker, Frederator and EH will become WOW! Unlimited Media. This Toronto-based firm will have a newly formed board and a reorganised […]

Amazon UK picks up BBC kids series

Amazon has acquired the new version of CBeebies kids series Teletubbies for its streaming service. The deal also hands Amazon three other hits that play on the BBC’s kids channels: In the Night Garden, Messy Goes to Okido and live-action hit Hank Zipzer. It has bought all of the shows from DHX, the Canadian distributor […]