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Chinese SVOD platforms buy DHX toons

caillou_screenshot-001Chinese subscription on-demand platforms have acquired animated programming from Canada’s DHX Media in two separate deals.

iQiyi has taken AVOD and SVOD rights to more than 400 half-hours, including the original Teletubbies, Paddington and Caillou (pictured).

iQiyi rival LeTV has taken English- and Mandarin-language OTT television rights (for smart TV and set-top boxes) and web rights to 313 hours of the original Teletubbies.

This follows DHX shopping 2,500 half-hours to new Chinese SVOD platform Tmall Box Office in September and a streaming agreement with state broadcaster CCTV in November 2014.