In the Night Garden


TBI Weekly: Uncertainty ahead for DHX

After weak quarterly financials, Canada’s DHX Media is eyeing a sale or merger of the business, which owns kids hits from the Teletubbies to In the Night Garden. The move was a shock to the wider children’s TV community. The Canadian company’s revenue of C$298.7 million (US$239 million) missed analysts lowest estimates for its fourth quarter […]

Virgin TV signs ‘biggest kids deal to date’ with DHX

DHX Media has acquired a distribution deal with Virgin TV UK for SVOD rights in the UK and Ireland for a total of 615 hours of content. A total of 30 titles from DHX Media’s library have been licensed on a non-exclusive basis. The deal includes seasons 15 to 19 of Bob the Builder, as […]

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 […]

DHX revenue soars to C$260m

Canada’s DHX Media has posted fiscal year revenues of C$264 million (US$196.8 million) and net income of C$19.5 million. The Halifax-based firm noted its full-year revenue was up 127% of the 2014 figure and net income 150%. Adjusted EBITDA was up 144% at C$90.2 million. DHX owns television brands including Yo Gabba Gabba!, Teletubbies (pictured), […]

Kids SVOD platform secures BBCWW, HIT deals

Digital preschool service OobEdoO has added shows from BBC Worldwide and HIT Entertainment to its line-up. From the BBC’s commercial arm comes season four of Balamory and season three of Charlie and Lola, while HIT is providing two 50-minute specials and six episodes of Barney & Friends. OobEdoO already offers programming from Bob the Builder, […]

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 […]

CBeebies plots new show from Teletubbies creator

UK preschool channel CBeebies has commissioned a series from Teletubbies creator Anne Wood. Twirlywoos comes from Wood’s Ragdoll Productions, which is behind Teletubbies, In the Night Garden and Abney and Teal!. Wood sold the commercial division of Ragdoll to Canada’s DHX Media last year for £17.4 million (US$27.7 million), after which a reboot of Teletubbies […]

Amazon buys Peppa Pig and raft of kids series

Amazon has acquired a slew of kids series for its streaming service in the UK, including preschool hit Peppa Pig. Amazon has invested in several original kids shows for its Prime Instant Video services and the acquired content will sit alongside those. It has picked up new episodes of Peppa Pig and 64 Zoo Lane, […]