Michael Hirsh

Bell takes Wow stake in equity swap deal

Canada’s Bell Media has taken a 12% stake in compatriot kids company Wow! Unlimited Media as part of an equity swap agreement. The deal sees Wow acquiring a Category B specialty network licence from Bell in exchange for an equity stake worth C$6.87 million (US$5.64 million). This will see Wow launching a branded linear network […]

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 […]

DHX preps more YouTube channels after trio of launches

Canada-based kids producer and distributor DHX has launched three paid-for YouTube channels in association with the video site and has told TBI that it has firm plans to launch at least one more within months. The DHX Kids, DHX Junior and DHX Retro channels are among the first ever line-up of pay offerings from YouTube. […]