Tag: DHX Media

Nickelodeon licenses 20 half-hour episodes of show

Nickelodeon licenses 20 half-hour episodes of show

Gaming
DHX Media, the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has announced that Nickelodeon has licensed 20 half-hour episodes of Massive Monster Mayhem, an original show for kids between 6 and 11. The show combines live action and CGI animation with real competition and comedy.  The series is scheduled to premiere later this year. Josh Scherba, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Content at DHX Media, says: “We are always on the lookout for fresh, bold, creative ideas, and this one from Artur and Michael had us hooked. Massive Monster Mayhem combines an original, highly entertaining universe and cast of characters with action, competition and laugh-out-loud gags, all within an exciting game show format that is bang on target for 6-11 year olds. With Nickelo
DHX Media brings to life imaginative characters of Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop

DHX Media brings to life imaginative characters of Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop

Animation
DHX Media has brought to life the imaginative and idiosyncratic characters of Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop by way of its leading multi-platform kids’ network, WildBrain that has been appointed to create an animated web series and also to launch and manage a global Tulipop YouTube Channel. WildBrain will use its expertise in launching engaging IP on YouTube to build audiences for the new Tulipop content and to increase awareness of the brand as part of Tulipop’s ongoing consumer products promotion across multiple territories. The unlikely, story-driven adventures will be based on the residents of the absurd and surprising island of Tulipop where landscapes include volcanoes, beaches, mushroom swamps and strawberry fields, and where each location might not be exactly where you last

Sprout to be renamed as Universal Kids

Channels
In its biggest evolution move, NBC Universal’s pre-school net Sprout will rebrand to become Universal Kids, a US network for two- to 11-year-olds on September 9. The network will include pre-school content, a lineup of DreamWorks Animation TV series, unscripted entertainment and live-action scripted originals. Growing from Sprout’s linear base of 60 million US homes, the new brand will undoubtedly benefit from promotion across Universal’s portfolio of brands that includes DreamWorks Animation which the parent company Comcast purchased for US$3.8 billion last year—and feature film unit Illumination Entertainment. The network, which will square off in a competitive kids TV landscape currently dominated by Viacom-owned Nickelodeon, Turner’s Cartoon Network and Disney Channel, will be led
London-based distribution house in a deal with Canada’s DHX Media

London-based distribution house in a deal with Canada’s DHX Media

Channels
London-based distributor CAKE has signed a deal with Canada’s DHX Media for My Knight and Me that will air on Wednesday afternoons on Family Channel. Aimed at children between six- to 11-year-olds, the nearly one hour series has been created by French producer TeamTO and Belgium’s Thuristar. The series follows three knights, a princess, her best friend and his dad as they battle witches, dragons and giants in their kingdom during the Dark Ages. My Knight and Me has been created and directed by Joeri Christiaen and co-produced with Canal+ Family and TeleTOON+ (France), SuperRTL (Germany), VRT-Ketnet and RTBF-Ouftivi (Belgium). The Canadian launch comes after the show premiered on Cartoon Network’s global channels in January.  
DHX Media acquires nine new broadcasting deals for Fangbone!

DHX Media acquires nine new broadcasting deals for Fangbone!

Channels, Uncategorized
Following last year’s debut on Disney XD channels in the US, Latin America, South East Asia and Taiwan, DHX Media’s Fangbone! has acquired nine new broadcasting deals. Aimed at children between eight- to 12-year-olds, the show is based on a book series by author Michael Rex. It follows a young barbarian from Skullbania as he travels through a magical portal to the suburbs of the modern world. The around an hour long animated series is heading to ABC ME (Australia), CITV (the UK), Gulli & Canal J(France), Discovery (Italy), MBC3 (the Middle East), Ultra (former Yugoslavia), Zoom (Israel) and Canal Panda (Portugal). In addition, Netflix has picked up global SVOD rights of Fangbone!‘s first season. The original DHX Television commission is developed and produced by Radical Sheep Prod
Cartoon Network acquires telecast rights of Mega Man

Cartoon Network acquires telecast rights of Mega Man

Channels
Cartoon Network US has acquired the rights to air Mega Man from Canada’s  and Los Angeles-based Dentsu Entertainment. The 3D-animated TV series, that the companies partnered to co-develop last May, is also slated to be telecast on Family CHRGD in Canada, though no release dates have yet been announced. The story centers on a schoolboy robot that discovers that within his programming lies a secret protocol that allows him to transform into the Mega Man. The production on Mega Man is due to begin this summer at DHX’s studio in Vancouver. The series is aimed at children between ages of 6 to 11 as well as their parents who grew up watching the original version of the property. The series has been written and executively produced by Man of Action Entertainment that had earlier produced Be
DHX Media licenses kids’ series to Amazon Prime in India

DHX Media licenses kids’ series to Amazon Prime in India

Licensing, Merchandise
Pure-play children’s content company DHX Media has licensed more than three dozen series for kids to Amazon Prime Video India. DHX Media titles licensed by Amazon Prime Video India include evergreen kids shows such as ‘Caillou’, ‘Inspector Gadget’ and ‘Strawberry Shortcake’, ‘Johnny Test’ and ‘Kid vs Kat’. DHX Media territory manager Thom Chapman says, “This volume deal highlights the scale of our library, and our ability to deliver a wide-ranging slate of great kids’ shows to leading streaming platforms as they expand globally. With Amazon Prime Video taking up our programming for the emerging SVOD market in India, we are boosting our international presence and underscoring our reputation as a trusted ‘go-to’ distributor of quality kids’ content.” This content deal follows a vast off

Zodiak Kids Secures Sales for Amazon Programming

Licensing
Zodiak Kids announced today at MipJunior that it has secured sales for the Amazon Studios series it took on for distribution last MIPCOM. Zodiak Kids distributes three series from Amazon Studios – animated preschool series Tumble Leaf (season 1 & 2) and Creative Galaxy (season 1 & 2), and live-action series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (seasons 1 & 2). In Canada DHX Media have picked up all seasons of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street for their The Family Channel and Knowledge Network have taken Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy (both season 1) for their pre-school slots, both 13 episodes each. (more…)

Richard Rowe Joins DHX Media

People, Top Stories
Content creator DHX Media has strengthened its international team with the appointment of kids’ industry veteran Richard Rowe as Director of International Acquisitions and Co-productions. Rowe’s global role will see him sourcing original content for co-production as well as sourcing programming for DHX Media’s distribution unit. “We welcome Richard to the DHX team and look forward to benefiting from his talents and experience,” said Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media. “His far-reaching role will be a considerable asset to us as we look to consolidate international relationships and secure the best new content for our business.” (more…)

DHX Media records Q3 fiscal results driven by its digital distribution

Animation, Studio, Top Stories
In a period of uncertainty involving new CRTC broadcast regulations and the recent loss of its Disney license to Toronto’s Corus Entertainment, Canada’s DHX Media posted record Q3 fiscal results driven by its digital distribution business. The entertainment company generated US$71.61 million in revenues this quarter, an increase of 195% from US$24.29 million for Q3 2014. Of that 195%, distribution growth accounts for 71%, subscription revenues from last year’s purchase of the Astral Media channels (now DHX Television) makes up 70%, while proprietary production (31%), merchandising and licensing (12%), and producer and service fee revenue (9%) round out the numbers. (more…)