Joe Tedesco


DHX hires Turner vet for programming post

DHX Television has hired Turner veteran Gary Finnegan as vice president of programming strategy. Finnegan, who will be based in Toronto, will be a key member of the DHX senior management team and provide direction and guidance on the creation and acquisition of content. He will report to Joe Tedesco, senior vice president and general […]

AwesomenessTV scores DHX network deal

Multiplatform content firm AwesomenessTV is to produce programming for DHX Media’s Canadian kids television channel under terms of a new pact. US-based Awesomeness will create programming for Family Channel, which DHX will then shop on the international market. The pact also includes licensing and merchandising outside the US. Furthermore, Family Channel parent DHX Television has […]

Netflix, Family enrol Degrassi for new class

Days after MTV Canada and TeenNick declared class was over for high school drama Degrassi, Netflix and Canuck net Family Channel have stepped in to recall its students. The pair have commissioned Degrassi: Next Class, a 20x30mins series from original series production studio Epitome Pictures. They will debut the new series early next year, with […]

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 […]

Disney XD launches on Canadian pay platform

The Walt Disney Company-owned boys’ channel Disney XD has launched in HD on Canadian pay TV platform Shaw Direct. The English-language network went live on Shaw yesterday alongside younger-skewing French-language channel Disney Junior en Français, also in HD. Additionally, HD versions of Family Channel and Disney Junior’s English-language feed have launched. Channel operator Astral Media […]