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Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

Wildbrain grabs Gisby as new MD

Children’s digital network Wildbrain has appointed Jon Gisby as its new MD. The company said Gisby, who has held senior positions at a range of media companies for over twenty years, would ‘drive Wildbrain’s next phase of growth.’ Gisby will work at Wildbrain’s London offices, and focus on further strengthening its growing digital kids’ network […]

WildBrain to bring Lottie Dottie Chicken to US and UK audiences

Digital kids network and studio WildBrain has signed an exclusive agreement with Brazilian animation studio Bromelia Productions to look after key elements of kids brand, Lottie Dottie Chicken. Under the terms of the deal, WildBrain will manage the brand’s English-language YouTube channels and launch a new Lottie Dottie Chicken YouTube miniseries (26 x 12’) in the US […]

WildBrain signed up for Beyblade Burst YouTube task

DHX-owned digital kids studio WildBrain has unveiled a new two-year agreement with New York-based rights management company and Beyblade owner, Sunrights Inc. As part of the agreement, WildBrain will develop and manage a global YouTube strategy (excluding Asia) for Beyblade Burst, the third generation of the series, and launch an influencer campaign with YouTube fan […]

WildBrain brings in ex-Little Dot Studios exec

UK-based online kids network WildBrain has hired a former executive from All3Media digital business Little Dot Studios. Will Mahmood has joined as head of strategy at the DHX Media-owned company. He will help multichannel network WildBrain’s content partners exploit the data their programming creates, and work with key executives on company strategy. Mahmood was formerly […]

WildBrain to manage Turner YouTube nets

London-based multichannel network WildBrain will manage a number of Turner’s YouTube channels in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The agreement will see DHX Media-owned WildBrain overseeing new local-language channels for a range of Cartoon Network programmes. Localised channels for Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time have already debuted in the UK, Russia, Poland, Brazil […]

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 […]

LA equity group buys Octonauts prodco

An LA-based private equity firm has acquired a majority stake in Octonauts producer Silvergate Media for an undisclosed amount. Shamrock Capital Advisors plans to expand Silvergate’s IP, library rights and digital capabilities, as well as its Chinese operations. The deal has been touted as the most significant in the children’s IP space since Canada’s 9 […]

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 […]