DHX Media signs major SVOD deal with Kidoodle.TV for their popular shows such as “Inspector Gadget,” “Rastamouse,” and “Strawberry Shortcake.”
secured a major deal with new, dedicated children’s SVOD service Kidoodle.TV.
The new OTT platform has picked up 800 hours of DHX Media’s premium and catalogue titles for its North American service set to launch in Summer 2013, including Inspector Gadget, Rastamouse, Strawberry Shortcake, Busytown Mysteries, Bo on the GO! and Franny’s Feet.
“The License agreement with DHX Media strengthens the Kidoodle.TV offering with one of the largest children's video libraries of high quality popular branded titles," said Dan Lowe, CEO of a Parent Media Co. Inc., owner of Kidoodle.TV. “We look forward to the North American launch of Kidoodle.TV, providing a safe and meaningful on-demand experience for children and families.”
DHX Media has also signed a significant raft of new VOD and SVOD deals for its programming across a plethora of key territories.
Nordisk Film Production has licensed the SVOD rights to international hit, Inspector Gadget, non-exclusively in the Nordic territory; while Watchever, the Vivendi company that recently launched a SVOD service in Germany, has secured various DHX Media titles, such as Franny’s Feet and Hurray for Huckle to join other DHX Media shows already existing on the platform.
Qwik Entertainment has licensed over 225 half hours of programming for its SVOD service in India.Titles include kid classics The Adventures of Paddington Bear and Dennis the Menace.
Triplay Digital Content has taken a number of shows for DSTVO in South Africa for VOD broadcast. Children will be treated to blockbuster hits like Caillou, Arthur and Mona the Vampire.
Josh Scherba, SVP of Distribution at DHX Media, says: “The global appetite for DHX Media’s content has proved unwavering in the first quarter of 2013, and our confidence for the coming months is further reinforced by the fantastic variety and size of these sales. The Kidoodle.TV deal is a major coup for us and highlight’s DHX Media’s pre-eminent position as a key provider of top quality programming for VOD platforms.”
Source: DHX Media
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.