Deals: DHX Media, eOne, Sienna

Italian TV channel Effe TV has picked up the broadcast rights to the first three seasons of Cardinal.

DHX Media

DHX Media has inked a number of new broadcast deals for Waffle the Wonder Dog. Seasons one and two of the live-action comedy/drama have been picked up by ZDF (Germany), KiKA (Germany), VRT for Ketnet (Belgium), NPO Zappelin (the Netherlands), NRK (Norway), DRTV (Denmark), Canal+ for Piwi+ (France) and Minimax (Central and Eastern Europe). Meanwhile, season one was acquired by TVOKids (Canada), SVT (Sweden), RTP (Portugal), HOP! (Israel), CJ E&M’s English Gem (South Korea), ABC (Australia). Waffle the Wonder Dog, produced by Darrall Macqueen and distributed internationally by DHX Media, earlier this year secured a greenlight for its second season from U.K. pubcaster CBeebies. As well, Golden Bear signed on as the IP’s master toy licensee.


Italian TV channel Effe TV has picked up the broadcast rights to the first three seasons of Cardinal (pictured) from Sienna Films and eOne. Starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, the hour-long drama series has been a hit in both Canada and the U.S.. Season three of the drama went to camera in October 2017, with Bell Media greenlighting a fourth season earlier this year.


eOne’s new series Cupcake & Dino: General Services is gearing up for a double premiere in Brazil this month, hitting Netflix first on Nov. 13, and then Disney XD two days later. The animated comedy series for kids ages six to 11 is focusing on Brazil as a launchpad because it was created by Brazilian director Pedro Eboli and is a coproduction between eOne and Sao Paulo-based Birdo Studios. (Birdo also recently teamed up with Eboli on animated series Oswaldo, which has been pre-sold to Cartoon Network LatAm for an April 2019 delivery. Cupcake & Dino‘s episodes are driven by the unlikely duo trying to make a name for themselves in the competitive business of doing odd jobs. The show was picked up in October 2017 as a Netflix Original series, as well as by Teletoon (Canada) and Disney Channels LatAm for spring 2019 launches after the premiere in Brazil.

With files from Kidscreen