Nerd Corps Entertainment

DHX in share offer u-turn

Canada’s DHX Media has performed an about-face and decided not to go ahead with a recently-announced public offering. The kids TV group only this week announced it was preparing a new share offer, but following a management “assessment” a decision has been made to end the strategy. “The termination results from an assessment by DHX’s […]

Asian SVOD service straps on Jetpack

Asian subscription on-demand platform iflix has acquired programming from UK-based distributor Jetpack. iflix, which is live in Malaysia and the Philippines, has bought 12 series comprising 187 hours, including 52x11mins live-action puppet series The Moe Shoe, docudrama Heart & Soul and 2D-animated Jamie’s Got Tentacles. “iflix is excited to add Jetpack’s great range of shows […]

News brief: North Europe, Belgian nets go Deep

A pair of Scandinavian channels, one from Finland and one from Belgium have boarded Technicolor’s CG-animation The Deep. Belgium’s Ketnet, Norway’s NRK, Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE have all pre-bought the show, which is 26 episodes long and for Seven Network and ABC3 in Australia and Super RTL in Germany. Technicolor distributes the series, which […]

eOne poaches Nerd Corps’ Reinseth

Transatlantic studio Entertainment One has poached Nerd Corps Entertainment’s Jillianne Reinseth. The executive joins eOne as VP, creative affairs in its eOne Family division, which houses preschool money-spinner Peppa Pig, on March 2. Reinseth previously held the same role at Canadian prodco Nerd Corps, and was has in the oast been VP, development at Cookie Jar […]

Jetpack bags Oz, Kiwi kids shows

Jetpack Distribution has acquired rights to a pair of Australasian-produced children’s shows. From New Zealand’s Pop-Up Workshop comes the 52x11mins live-action puppet show The Moe Show and from Australia’s 1440 Productions is the 26x30mins Heart & Soul. The Moe Show follows a friendly monster that lives with his teddy in their treehouse. UK-based Jetpack takes […]

DHX pays C$57m for Nerd Corps

DHX Media will pay C$57 million (US$50.2 million) to buy Canadian compatriot Nerd Corps Entertainment. The deal for the Slugterra and Storm Hawks (pictured) company and its subsidiaries is expected to close on December 24, DHX said in a statement. This gives DHX an extra 200 half-hours of children’s programming for its library, plus Nerd […]

Super RTL takes German rights to Kate & Mim-Mim

German family channel Super RTL has acquired local broadcast, licensing and home entertainment rights to preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim. The animated CG series will broadcast on the German net later this year after launching on CBeebies in the UK and BBC Kids and Knowledge Network this autumn. Husband and wife team Scott and Julie […]

Distributor Jetpack lifts off

A new kids distribution company headed up by former Disney UK programming boss Dominic Gardiner has launched at Annecy this week. Jetpack Distribution is the result of a partnership between Canada’s Nerd Corps Entertainment, France’s Samka Productions, and Gardiner Entertainment. Gardiner will be CEO, having previously been acting head of children’s channels at UK pay […]