Kids company Sutikki setting up UK base

Sutikki, the new kids content company backed by Bob’s Burgers prodco Bento Box, is preparing to open up in the UK. The new company was set up by kids TV veterans and former Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr, alongside In the Night Garden creator and Teletubbies co-creator Andrew Davenport. It is about to announce its first […]

New Teletubbies heads to Italy

The Teletubbies reboot is heading to Italy after pubcaster Rai bought the series. The deal, with producer and distributor DHX Media, also covers a raft of classic episodes of the iconic preschool series. Rai will air the series on its YoYo channel. The new show is in production, and commissioning broadcaster CBeebies will debut it […]

DHX preps share issue

Canada and US-listed DHX Media has launched a share offer and will use the proceeds, among other things, for potential acquisitions. The company, shares in which started trading on the US-based NASDAQ exchange last month, said its public share offering will comprise 8,700,000 variable voting shares and common voting shares in the kids and family […]

BBC agrees seven year In the Night Garden deal

CBeebies has inked a deal with DHX Media for In the Night Garden that will allow it to screen the show through to 2020. Canada-based kids powerhouse DHX Media recently acquired the hit preschool show as part of a US$27.5 million deal for Ragdoll Worldwide. The show has proved popular in the evening bedtime hour […]

DHX pays US$27.5m for Teletubbies owner Ragdoll Worldwide

Canada’s DHX Media has acquired Teletubbies and In the Night Garden owner Ragdoll Worldwide for £17.4 million (US$27.5 million). The deal for the commercial arm of UK prodco Ragdoll will be funded from a C$25 million (US$24.2 million) expansion of DHX’s debt facility and cash reserves. The deal, closed with Ragdoll Worldwide owners BBC Worldwide […]