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DHX Media teams up with YouTube to release magazine-style series

DHX Media teams up with YouTube to release magazine-style series

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DHX Media has teamed up with YouTube to release We Are Savvy, a magazine-style series featuring engaging segments about music, fashion, dance and DIY on YouTube Red. Each half-hour episode is introduced by Annie LeBlanc of the Bratayley YouTube channel along with segment hosts Spencer, Tehya and Sarah who’ll explore a broad range of topics ranging from handy DIYs and life hacks, to inspiring peer profiles and celebrity interviews including, singer Alessia Cara, Nashville stars Lennon and Maisy, and Supermodel Coco Rocha, and more!  We Are Savvy is set to premiere on YouTube Red this fall. It is produced by B-Minor Productions, a division of Banger Films and is distributed globally by DHX Media. Comments Josh Scherba, EVP Distribution and Content at DHX Media, “We Are Savvy has a fre
DHX Media to release second season of Teletubbies tonight

DHX Media to release second season of Teletubbies tonight

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DHX Media, the leading global children’s content and brands company will release the second season of the Teletubbies series that will premiere today on the Nicky  Jr. channel at 2 p.m. (ET/PT). The returning pre-school series continues to deliver laughter, learning and fun while also welcoming exciting changes for the iconic foursome. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will discover new areas of Teletubbyland, extend their friendship to the adorable Tiddlytubbies and ride on the brand new honk honk Tubby Car. Josh Scherba, EVP of Distribution and Content at DHX Media, said, “We are delighted to have the Teletubbies return to the U.S. for season two especially since Nick Jr.’s far-reaching network will enable kids across America to access the show during the summer holidays.” Teletub
DHX Media co-founders Donovan and DeNure individually honoured

DHX Media co-founders Donovan and DeNure individually honoured

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Co-founders of DHX Media, Michael Donovan and Steven DeNure were individually honoured recently at galas held in recognition of their significant contributions to the film and television industry. DHX Media is a leading global childrens content and brands company. While Donovan, (executive chairman of DHX Media) was inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame at a celebration in Halifax, DeNure, President and Chief Operating Officer was awarded the outstanding achievement award by the Youth Media Alliance (YMA), at an event in Toronto. “Eleven years ago, Michael and Steven had a vision to bring together a strong group of people and build a company that could showcase the power of children’s and family entertainment content in a digital world,” said Dana Landry, Chief Executiv
The Youth Media Alliance, Canada names English-language awards of excellence winners

The Youth Media Alliance, Canada names English-language awards of excellence winners

Animation
At a gala event held yesterday at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Canadian non-profit industry organisation The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) named its 2017 English-language Awards of Excellence winners for outstanding achievement in youth TV programming and digital content. Part picture book, game and animated film, iPad app The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor from All Play, No Work and Relish Interactive lapped up the evening’s big winner collecting the grand prize for Best Production in all categories along with the Best Original Interactive Content award. This year, the Amazon/TVO Kids series won Best Live-Action Program for kids between six to nine for its The Mother of Invention episode. The Toronto-based production company also won Best Live-Action Program for Kids Nin
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

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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

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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!

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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

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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