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DHX posts year-end revenues of $436M

The Peanuts brand and digital kids network WildBrain drove revenue increases as the company on Thursday released a preliminary look at its Q4 and year-end financials.

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DHX sells portion of Peanuts brand to Sony Music Entertainment

The $237 million transaction will see DHX retain 41% of the brand, with the proceeds being used to reduce its debt.


DHX strategic review to conclude by June

At its annual shareholder meeting, CEO Michael Donovan discussed the importance of premium brands and offered insight into how the company arrived at its review.


Dana Landry exits DHX

Michael Donovan takes over as CEO, while the media company also names a new CFO.

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DHX revenues hit $121.9M in Q2

The company’s multi-platform network Wildbrain posted strong growth in the quarter, while its linear TV business posted year-over-year declines of 8%.


DHX Media shuffles management after Family Channel buy

Michael Donovan becomes executive chairman, while Dana Landry is promoted from CFO to CEO of the Halifax-based indie producer.

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DHX Media acquires Epitome Pictures for $33M

The deal gives the Halifax-based family producer access to 469 half hours from the long-standing Degrassi franchise (pictured).

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DHX Media swings to first quarter profit

The Halifax-based indie producer is securing increasing revenues from selling catalogue content to digital services worldwide.


CTV to debut Satisfaction on June 24

The sitcom from creator Tim McAuliffe will air Mondays at 8 p.m. and lead into the second season of Anger Management.


Lionsgate to co-distribute Satisfaction comedy

The mini-studio will join DHX Media to shop the CTV single camera sitcom outside of Canada.


DHX Media upbeat about digital distribution revenues

The family and kids producer, having recently acquired Cookie Jar Entertainment and its programming library, points to increased deals with emerging digital platforms like Netflix and Amazon.


DHX Media partners with Amazon’s European digital channel

Amazon’s SVOD service LOVEFiLM is adding to its existing library of DHX offerings to provide new kids shows like Mona the Vampire and Paddington Bear for streaming.