DHX Makes Digital Deals

DHX Media has signed a deal with the online content provider SpiritClips for 173 half-hours of content, along with several other deals with broadcasters across the world for digital rights to its series.

The SpiritClips agreement, which covers the U.S. and Canada, brings the service’s North American audiences “Busytown Mysteries” and “Adventures of Paddington Bear” along with several other DHX Media titles.

Germany’s ProSieben Sat1 takes SVOD rights for its platform Maxdome for a variety of DHX Media properties including the first seasons of neighborhood mischief maker “Dennis the Menace,” “Sonic Underground” and “Inspector Gadget” along with season 13 of “Arthur.” These shows are now available through ProSieben Sat1’s service across German-speaking Europe including Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. 

Dk ToonTV, a new cartoon-based channel targeting kids aged 2 to 6, has picked up season one of “Strawberry Shortcake” and “Horseland” as well as seasons one to three of the preschool show, “Franny’s Feet” in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

In Russia, on-demand service NOW CJSC has picked up several DHX Media shows that will give users in Russia and CIS access to more than 1,300 half-hours of DHX Media programs, including “ Inspector Gadget,” Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas and Sonic Christmas Blast.