DHX Media and Tencent strike multi-series streaming deal

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

December 5th 2017 at 7:21PM
DHX Media and Tencent strike multi-series streaming deal

Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake and Inspector Gadget are among the titles licensed to the Chinese internet giant.

Global children's content and brands company DHX Media has signed a multi-series streaming deal with Chinese firm Tencent for over 450 hours of children's content including Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Twirlywoos, Super WHY!, Animal Mechanicals and Strawberry Shortcake.

The deal will see the chinese firm secure exclusive streaming rights for the titles in mainland China.

“As we continue to build on the tremendous opportunity for children’s content and brands in China, leading streaming companies like Tencent are looking to DHX Media as a key supplier of quality shows that children love," said Josh Scherba, EVP distribution and content at DHX Media.

"We are thrilled to launch into this new relationship with Tencent, who have an incredibly robust and growing presence across the internet in China, making their highly popular streaming platforms perfect for delivering top DHX Media series like Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake and others to millions of viewers.”

Tencent is one of the world’s largest technology companies and a dominant internet player in China. Tencent recently became the first Chinese technology firm to cross US$500 billion in market capitalization trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, joining the ranks of Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook.