DHX Media enters content deal with Amazon Prime
DHX MEDIA Ltd. has entered into a large-volume content deal for 13 DHX Media kids shows with Amazon Prime Video for its global subs scription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service. This agreement marks the largest between the two companies to date, covering more than 200 countries and territories and 15 languages.
Under the deal, new titles will be added to the international streaming service, including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Caillou, Johnny Test, Yo Gabba Gabba!, classic Inspector Gadget and In the Night Garden, for launch beginning this fall.
“Leading global SVOD services are forecast to collectively spend approximately $19-billion (U.S.) on content through 2018,” said Dana Landry, chief executive officer 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, multilanguage content to this robust market.”
“Great animation and stories resonate with kids regardless of language or location,” said Wiebke Hoefer, DHX Media’s senior director of sales (Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom digital and multiterritory digital). “We are thrilled that kids worldwide are now able to enjoy original and classic DHX Media shows on Amazon Prime Video.”
As the world ’s ma jor streaming companies extend their global reach, DHX Media is benefiting from international demand for its shows. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of previously announced agreements with Amazon Prime Video in the United States for exclusive SVOD and AVOD rights to DHX Media original kids series, Looped, as well as additional kids content deals in the U.K., Germany and India.
In December, 2016, Amazon Prime Video launched for customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. New customers can sign up at the Prime Video website to stream on many connected devices, including Android and iOS phones and tablets, select LG and Samsung smart TVs and Android TV by Sony and PlayStation consoles. Members can also download all movies and TV shows for offline viewing on mobile devices — that means watching on a plane, train, anywhere at no additional cost.
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube.
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