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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 […]

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 […]

Chinese SVOD platforms buy DHX toons

Chinese 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 […]

DHX sells thousands of hours to SVOD

DHX Media has shopped 5,000 half hours to various international SVOD platforms. The Canadian kids producer and distributor has shopped 2,800 hours to Shomi, the SVOD service backed by cable companies Shaw and Rogers that launched late last year. DHX shows including Caillou, Johnny Test and Super Why! are now on the platform. UK-produced preschool hit […]

DHX cuts Chinese streaming deal with CCTV

Canada-listed kids producer and distributor DHX has struck a streaming deal with China National Television, the new media division of Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The pair will launch a new streaming platform in China that will carry DHX’s kids and family programming. DHX will provide 700 half hours of kids fare, in Mandarin, for the […]

News brief: CEE deals for DHX kids shows

Chellomedia Central Europe is among buyers of DHX Media’s kids series. The channels operator has renewed season one and acquired season three of Martha Speaks for its channel Minimax in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Croatia, RTL Kockika has acquired Arthur, Johnny Test and Caillou (pictured). Elsewhere, pan-Arab broadcaster MBC has acquired shows […]

Virgin Media scores DHX on-demand deal

UK cable provider Virgin Media has tapped Canada’s DHX Media for a range of children’s programmes such as Paddington Bear for its on-demand service. The deal hands Virgin Paddington’s Birthday Bonaza, Paddington Goes to the Movies, Paddington Goes to School, season one of Inspector Gadget and season one of Caillou. The content is currently available […]

Canadian channels secure Johnny Test, George

Canadian broadcasters have acquired a raft of children’s programming from DHX Media, including Johnny Test (pictured), Adventures of Paddington Bear, and George of the Jungle. TELUS Communications has secured SVOD rights to series such as Paddington, Angela Anaconda and Bo on the Go for French-speaking Canada, while Knowledge West has also acquired a package deal. […]

Hulu launches Kids on subscription service

US streaming service Hulu has launched a dedicated kids section on its Hulu Plus premium service, following the lead of its rival Netflix. Hulu Kids launched yesterday and at launch showcased 43 of the children’s series available on the commercial-free Hulu Plus service. Titles include Thomas & Friends, Caillou and, following the agreement of a […]