DHX Me­dia en­ters con­tent deal with Ama­zon Prime

Stockwatch Daily - - CONSUMER SERVICES & CURRENT EVENTS - Mr. Shaun Smith re­ports

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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El­iz­a­beth Jane Beale, David Cameron Colville, Michael Pa­trick Dono­van, Deborah Ann Dris­dell, Dana Sean Landry, Don­ald Ge­of­frey Machum, Robert G C Sobey, Cather­ine John­son Tait, Don­ald Arthur Wright

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