DHX Media names Jon Gisby new managing director of WildBrain division

DHX Media has appointed Jon Gisby to the role of managing director at WildBrain, its growing digital kids’ network and studio.

Bringing 20 years’ experience to the role and having held senior roles at platforms such as Vevo, BBC and Channel 4, Gisby will look to continue WildBrain’s growth in the space.

WildBrain’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 110,000 videos for over 600 kids’ brands in 22 languages. From July 2017 through to June 2018, WilBrain grew annual watch time on its network by 134 per cent to 129 billion minutes.

Michael Donovan, executive chair and CEO, DHX Media, said: “We welcome Jon as an excellent addition to our team and look forward to working with him as we continue to build momentum in the digital space for our content.

“Jon has the right mix of entrepreneurial energy, business acumen and creative spark to drive WildBrain to its next level of growth.”

Gisby added: “WildBrain is a great business run by an excellent team who are passionate about engaging kids all over the world with content from our brands and partners. I am very excited to be joining at a time of such rapid growth, and to help build on their success.”

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