DHX Media


BBC NHU, DHX open The Zoo for CBBC

UK kids channel CBBC has commissioned a ob-doc series in which the animals of Paignton Zoo will star. The Zoo comes from CBBC’s BBC sister division BBC Natural History Unit and Canada’s DHX Media. It will air on UK public broadcast television next year, with DHX taking international sales rights. The 30-part series began shooting […]

Viceland orders first scripted series

Viceland’s Canadian feed has ordered its first scripted series. Nirvanna the Band the Show will comprise one of six new series from Canada that the network, which Vice operates locally with Rogers Media, has commissioned. The others are 16-part doc series Cyberwar, skateboard ten-partner Abandoned, eight-part Dead Set on Life, Indigenous community-themed RISE, and millennials-focused […]

Netflix acquires Technicolor adventure toon

Streaming giant Netflix has taken US rights to CG-animated adventure series The Deep. The show will begin streaming on the SVOD platform on June 1 following a deal with distributor DHX Media. The Deep is an underwater adventure series following a family of explorers who investigate the depths of the ocean. Technicolor, the show’s underlying […]

DHX launches online networks arm

DHX Media has revamped the WildBrain banner as it creates a London-based digital kids network and original production arm. DHX bought Canadian producer WildBrain Entertainment in 2010, and later subsumed it within the consolidated DHX Media group. The Toronto-based broadcaster and kids content group has now established Wild Brain Family International, which will be known […]

LA equity group buys Octonauts prodco

An LA-based private equity firm has acquired a majority stake in Octonauts producer Silvergate Media for an undisclosed amount. Shamrock Capital Advisors plans to expand Silvergate’s IP, library rights and digital capabilities, as well as its Chinese operations. The deal has been touted as the most significant in the children’s IP space since Canada’s 9 […]

Disney Channel goes Backstage with DHX

Disney Channel has acquired rights to DHX Media’s original live action performing arts drama Backstage. The Walt Disney Company-owned network has taken rights in the US, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Nordics, Benelux, Germany, central and eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Backstage comes from Canadian producer Fresh TV […]

DHX restructures, creates studio

DHX Media is putting all of its production assets under a new banner, DHX Studios. The Canada-listed kids TV giant building a 60,000-square foot studio in Vancouver, which will house its 700-strong team of creatives. DHX produces, distributes and runs kids channels, and said the new studio space will be complete by end-2016. DHX Studios […]

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 […]

DHX, Mattel team for new Bob, Fireman Sam

DHX Media and Mattel are joining forces to make new multiplatform content based on the classic Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Little People and Polly Pocket properties. Canada-based producer, distributor and channel operator DHX and toy company Mattel will co-fund and co-develop new long- and shortform content based on the above-mentioned brands. The resulting content […]

CBBC calls on Robot Wars successor Airmaggedon

UK kids TV channel CBBC has commissioned DHX Media to produce two seasons of a new drone-based battle format, Airmaggedon, which is from the creator of Robot Wars. DHX-owned Canadian channel Family CHRGD has also picked up the show, which is being produced in association with Conceive Media. DHX will also get international distribution rights […]