The L.A. Complex


DHX buys Degrassi producer in $30m deal

DHX Media is buying Epitome, the producer behind Canadian teen drama franchise Degrassi, for C$33 million (US$29.9 million). DHX will pay around C$19.5 million in cash and rest through an issue of nearly three million DHX shares, though these are subject to a six-month lock–up agreement. In turn, DHX will get 469 half-hours of programmes […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]