Deals: DHX, eOne, Peace Point Rights, Club Illico

Deals of the week include Peace Point Rights' sale of over 100 hours of scripted, culinary and documentary properties into various territories. (Anna Olson pictured.)

bakewithannaolson-1Peace Point Rights
Toronto’s Peace Point Entertainment has sold more than 100 hours of scripted, culinary and documentary properties into a number of territories. The first two seasons of Bake with Anna Olson and Fresh with Anna Olson were sold to Scripps Networks International (EMEA), while the format rights to Food Truck Face Off have been acquired by Hotel Hungaria in Belgium. From Peace Point’s scripted slate, feature film Locked In was sold to MVS Multivision Digital (Latin America and Caribbean, excluding Brazil) and Wrekin Hill (U.S. and Canada). Africa’s Seed Entertainment meanwhile acquired Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film’s one-hour drama Played. On the doc side, Takedown: The DNA of GSP was picked up by both iTunes and Xbox in the U.S., while In Space: 50 Years of Space Exploration was sold to Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (Central/South Asia, India Territory, Pacific Rim Territory) and 9TV/CNN in the Philippines.

DHX Media
Italian broadcaster Rai has acquired the right to preschool favourite Teletubbies – both old school and new – from DHX Media. The deal will allow Rai’s preschool channel Rai YoYo to air seasons 1-14 of the old series, as well DHX’s new 60 x 12-minute Teletubbies series, due to debut later this year.

Club Illico
French-language SVOD platform Club Illico and the TVA Group has secured a deal with Sony Pictures Television Canada. The deal will see TVA become the exclusive broadcasters of selected French-language movie and TV shows. In addition, a selection of Sony Picture Television’s French-language content will be made available on Club Illico. Launched in spring 2013, the SVOD provider had generated 50 million views as of February this year.

The Toronto-set Riftworld: Chronicles, from First Love and Sienna Films, has been picked up by ConTV in the U.S. The web series, created by Jonathan Williams, is based on the short film The Portal and stars Tahmoh Penikett and Erin Karpluk. At the CBC upfront in May, it was announced that the film would be part of the broadcaster’s arts programming roster.

Entertainment One
Rookie Blue has been acquired by Channel 5 in the U.K. The series’ first two season will air on Channel 5′s sister channel 5USA, starting July 28. Read more about the deal here.

9 Story Media
Streaming service Hulu has picked up three animated children’s series from Toronto’s 9 Story Media, including comedy show Get Ace. Read more about the deal here.

Nelvana Enterprises
Corus’ Nelvana Enterprises has acquired the merchandise licensing rights for preschool series Super Wings from South Korean-based CJ E&M. Read more about the deal here.