DHX Media signs new five-year content deal with DreamWorks Animation

The two firms to co-produce 130 episodes of original animated children’s content at DHX Studios.
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DHX Media and DreamWorks Animation have entered into a five-year agreement to co-produce 130 episodes of original animated children’s content at DHX Studios.

The content will air on DHX Television’s suite of channels, spanning Family Channel, Family Jr., Family CHRGD and Télémagino.

DHX will handle distribution for the content in Canada and DWA will distribute to the rest of the world.

In addition, DHX Media has licensed more than 1,000 half-hours of television programming from DreamWorks Animation, to be broadcast beginning as early as June 2016 across DHX Television’s channels.

This deal makes DHX Television the exclusive television network for this DreamWorks Animation television content in Canada.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome DHX to our family of world-leading broadcasters," said Ann Daly, president of DreamWorks Animation.

"This pact with DHX will not only expand the footprint of our existing library, but also create new branded series in Canada with global appeal.”

Series coming to the network include All Hail King Julien, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Dragons: Race to the Edge, The Croods, and many others.

DHX Media has also entered into an agreement with AwesomenessTV to license 300 half-hours of teen content for exclusive broadcast in Canada on Family Channel.

Dana Landry, CEO of DHX Media, said: “We are excited to be teaming up with DreamWorks Animation and AwesomenessTV.

"These are two of the world’s leading content producers in the kids, teen and family space and we look forward to creating fantastic new series with them, and to bringing many of their exciting titles to our channels for Canadian families to enjoy.”

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