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End of an era as Michael Donovan resigns from WildBrain board

Donovan will not be involved in the management or governance of the company for the first time since it was formed in 2006.

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Eli Shibley to lead Letterkenny format sales

New Metric Media and WildBrain have sold the format in Germany and will work with Shibley to sell the format rights globally in regions such as Russia and the Nordics.

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Canadian broadcasters reveal their gender parity goals for 2025

Seven Canadian broadcasters released their action plans for industry equality as part of the Women in Production Summit held by the CRTC in late 2018.

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Pluto TV launches dedicated Degrassi channel

The channel will feature past installments of the teen franchise, like Degrassi: The Next Generation and its continuation series Degrassi for U.S. and U.K. audiences.

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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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Should there be some ‘DIY’ in your kids-content mix?

Children are consuming more homemade content from vloggers and YouTube personalities than ever, but what does the trend mean for producers?

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DHX highlights Peanuts deal, new business structure in Q2 report

A process is underway to reorganize the Halifax-based company into two separate subsidiaries, one for studios and TV channels, and another for digital and content assets.

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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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WildBrain to produce digital magic for Irish toy co

DHX Media’s digital kids network will helm content, YouTube and ad strategies for The Irish Fairy Door Company.

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WildBrain’s potential grows at DHX with revenues up 49%

In its Q1 report, CEO Michael Donovan points to the YouTube net’s significant global reach, calling it a “unique and strategic asset” that is changing how DHX brings IP to market.

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DHX concludes strategic review, refocuses content strategy

The company has made staffing cuts, consolidated a number of its business units and announced newly inked deals as it looks ahead.

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DHX names new managing director for WildBrain

Former regional head of Vevo Jon Gisby joins the London, U.K.-based digital network.