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DHX closes $235m Peanuts sale with Sony

DHX Media has closed its sale of a minority stake in Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ). SMEJ has indirectly purchased 49% of DHX Media’s 80% interest in Peanuts for C$235.6 million in cash. This is subject to certain adjustments contemplated in the original agreement. DHX Media now owns 41% of Peanuts, SMEJ owns […]

Wildbrain grabs Gisby as new MD

Children’s digital network Wildbrain has appointed Jon Gisby as its new MD. The company said Gisby, who has held senior positions at a range of media companies for over twenty years, would ‘drive Wildbrain’s next phase of growth.’ Gisby will work at Wildbrain’s London offices, and focus on further strengthening its growing digital kids’ network […]

Thunderbird nabs DHX legal exec

Canada’s Thunderbird has appointed DHX exec Sarah Nathanson as VP of legal and business affairs. Nathanson will be providing legal and business affairs support to both the production crew and the corporate team across the Thunderbird Group. She was director of business and legal affairs at DHX and brings with her more than 12 years […]

WildBrain signed up for Beyblade Burst YouTube task

DHX-owned digital kids studio WildBrain has unveiled a new two-year agreement with New York-based rights management company and Beyblade owner, Sunrights Inc. As part of the agreement, WildBrain will develop and manage a global YouTube strategy (excluding Asia) for Beyblade Burst, the third generation of the series, and launch an influencer campaign with YouTube fan […]

DHX boss to exit as senior team sees reshuffle

DHX Media is set to reshuffle its senior team after its co-founder, president and COO, Steven DeNure has announced his departure, which will take place over the next month. In the move, Aaron Ames has been appointed chief operating officer, Josh Scherba has been promoted to president and Anne Loi has been upped to the […]

DHX brings in Corus sales veteran for distribution

DHX Media has appointed Nelvana Enterprises’ Jerry Diaz as vice president of distribution. In the role, Diaz will have direct responsibility for managing the global sales and distribution business at Canada-based DHX. Diaz will report to Josh Scherba, executive VP of content and distribution, who holds overall responsibility for creating and selling kids and family […]

Teletubbies returning to Germany

KiKa has acquired the new Teletubbies, marking the return of the iconic preschool series in the German market. KiKa, the kids net run by German pubcasters ARD and ZDF, aired the original version of the show in 1999 and has now acquired season one of the reboot. DHX and UK prodco Darrall Macqueen produce the […]

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 […]

Breakthrough brings in kids veteran for sales

Breakthrough has recruited Caroline Tyre and the seasoned Canadia kids TV exec for a new sales and acquisitions role. At the Canadian producer and distributor she be senior director, covering sales and acquisitions across Europe and parts of Asia. Tyre will report to Craig McGillivray, vice president, distribution, who rejoined Breakthrough last year. He said: […]

Amazon Loops in DHX with kids deal

Amazon has acquired animated series Looped for its Prime Instant Video service in the US. The deal sees Amazon snag exclusive US streaming rights as part of a wider deal with DHX Media. The Canada-based kids studio has also licensed five seasons of The Busy World of Richard Scarry, one season of Madeline and an […]

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