Teletubbies


DHX mulls sale after shares plummet

Canada’s DHX Media is considering a company sale or a merger with another company after weak quarterly financials saw its share price plummet. The Nova Scotia-based company told investors its board of directors “has commenced a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives focused on maximising shareholder value”. Options include “the sale of part […]

BBC Worldwide nets launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

Chinese VOD nets welcome Teletubbies

Chinese streaming services Youku and iQiyi have both acquired both seasons of the rebooted Teletubbies preschool series. Deals with Canada-based DHX Media see Youku and Baidu offering season one from June 1 via their SVOD and AVOD services. DHX has licensed more than 9,700 hours into China to date, and has also secured a Teletubbies […]

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 […]

Nick buys more new Teletubbies

The Nickelodeon channel in the US has bought more episodes of the rebooted Teletubbies series. The Viacom-owned kids net acquired the first season of the DHX Media-distributed show, and has now picked up an additional 30 half-hour eps, which it will put out on its Nick Jr. preschool channel later this year. DHX and UK […]

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 […]

Kids TV veterans launch Bento Box unit

A trio of veteran children’s television executives have partnered with Bob’s Burgers prodco Bento Box Entertainment to create a new kids and family production and licensing firm. In the Night Garden creator and Teletubbies co-creator Andrew Davenport (right) and senior ex-Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr will work together on Sutikki, the new Bento […]

Amazon UK picks up BBC kids series

Amazon has acquired the new version of CBeebies kids series Teletubbies for its streaming service. The deal also hands Amazon three other hits that play on the BBC’s kids channels: In the Night Garden, Messy Goes to Okido and live-action hit Hank Zipzer. It has bought all of the shows from DHX, the Canadian distributor […]

New kids block launching on Irish TV

The 3e free TV channel will launch a new kids block and has acquired series including Teletubbies and The Wiggles (pictured). 3e is a youth-skewed free-to-air channel and part of the Liberty Global-backed TV3 group. The new 3Kids strand kicks off on June 27 and will run seven days a week from 7am to 10am […]

DHX launches online networks arm

DHX Media has revamped the WildBrain banner as it creates a London-based digital kids network and original production arm. DHX bought Canadian producer WildBrain Entertainment in 2010, and later subsumed it within the consolidated DHX Media group. The Toronto-based broadcaster and kids content group has now established Wild Brain Family International, which will be known […]

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