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WildBrain taps new director of strategy, innovation

The newly created role will see former Disney exec Elia Bouthors identify new ways to engage users and monetize the digital kidsnet’s brands.

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DHX to launch kid-focused SVOD service in U.S.

Kids Room, an ad-free OTT product, goes live this summer via Comcast’s Xfinity X1.

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Deals: 9 Story, DHX, Inferno Pictures, Super Channel

Super Channel acquires Hulu’s Fyre Fraud doc, 9 Story inks a deal with Vancouver’s Slap Happy Cartoons, and more.

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Deals: eOne, Seville, DHX, Guru

Anthropocene lands U.S. distribution at Sundance, WildBrain takes the digital reins of The Smurfs brand and Guru gets a new playmate.

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DHX inks more deals for underwater adventure series The Deep

Season three of the animated copro was picked up by international broadcasters including CBBC, Super RTL and VRT.

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Deals: DHX Media, Farpoint Films, Media Ranch

Season one of Mega Man: Fully Charged goes to U.K. kids broadcaster POP, while Farpoint Films inks content deals with Rive Gauche Television and Kew Media.

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CRTC renews licences for DHX-owned channels

The commission set PNI spending at 13% of the previous year’s revenues, mandating that half of that be independently produced.

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WildBrain to release first coproduced YouTube series

The DHX-owned digital kids network has boarded season two of Hydro and Fluid with Brazilian animation studio Alopra.

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DHX serves up more Meatballs

YTV has commissioned a second season of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which has also been licensed to Turner in EMEA, APAC and LatAm.

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Letterkenny heads back to Sudbury for season three

Production is currently underway on six new episodes of the hit CraveTV original.

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Turner Kids YouTube channels get leg up from WildBrain

A number of Turner International’s local-language YouTube channels will benefit under new management from DHX-owned online kids network WildBrain.

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Cancon exporters form industry association

Blue Ant’s Raja Khanna (pictured) is chair of the new organization, which aims to increase the visibility and export of Canadian TV and digital content.