DHX pairs with U.K. publisher Egmont

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In line with its plans to secure new international creative partnerships across all kids entertainment formats, children’s publisher Egmont U.K. has joined forces with Halifax-based kids producer and distributor DHX Media and announced its first collaboration, Shipwrecked.

With support from TV consultant Angus Fletcher (the former president of Jim Henson Television Group), Egmont aims to co-develop original content across publishing, TV, digital, and merchandising bringing together its authors and illustrators with new creative partners.

DHX (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Rastamouse), the first company to come on board, will share multiplatform content rights with Egmont.

Their Shipwrecked collaboration, a cross between Lost and Gossip Girl, is being co-developed into a TV series and a book by Egmont author Siobhan Curham (Dear Dylan), Egmont editor Ali Dougal and DHX’s VP of development Stephanie Betts.

From Kidscreen