Saturday, November 18

DHX Media signs largest deal with Amazon Prime Video

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DHX Media has lapped up a large-number of global content deal with Amazon Prime Video for 13 DHX kids’ shows.

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This agreement follows a recent deal between the two companies that grant Amazon exclusive SVOD and AVOD rights to the animated kids’ sci-fi comedy Looped in the US, as well as other pick-ups for kids’ content in the UK, Germany and India.

 Covering more than 200 countries and territories with content to be offered in 15 languages, the agreement marks the largest between the two companies to-date.

New titles coming to the international SVOD under the deal include animated favourites Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Caillou, Johnny Test and the classic Inspector Gadget.

Other popular children’s titles such as Yo Gabba Gabba! and In the Night Garden will start broadcasting this fall.

“Leading global SVOD services are forecast to collectively spend approximately USD$19 billion on content through 2018,” noted Dana Landry, CEO of DHX Media. “This far-reaching agreement announced today with Amazon Prime Video reinforces DHX Media’s position as a ‘go-to’ provider of kids’, multi-language content to this robust market.,” she added.

“Great animation and stories resonate with kids regardless of language or location,” observed Wiebke Hoefer, DHX Media’s Senior Director of Sales (Germany, Switzerland, France, UK Digital and Multi-territory Digital). “We are thrilled that kids worldwide are now able to enjoy original and classic DHX Media shows on Amazon Prime Video.”