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DHX Media sets sights on “next global franchises” with new EVP of original content

DHX Media has promoted Stephanie Betts to the role of executive vice president of content in a role that will make her responsible for the development and production of the firm’s slate of original animated content.

In addition to this, Todd Brian has joined the company in the newly created role of director of development, animation. Brian will report to Betts, while Betts will report to Josh Scherba, DHX Media’s president.

Scherba, said: “We’re producing an amazing slate of original content for the world’s top streaming platforms and broadcasters, and our development pipeline is rich with exciting new projects.

“Stephanie has been integral to the DHX Media story for many years, and as we increase our focus on high-quality original content, her vision and expertise in development and production make her an ideal leader for our talented content team.”

Betts, EVP content, DHX Media, added: “I’m excited to continue finding new approaches to developing our evergreen brands for a contemporary kids and family audience, while expanding our slate of original content by collaborating with the creative community to develop ideas into the next big global franchises.”

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