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DHX Media Extends Presence in China with New SVOD Deals

Digital platforms iQiyi and LeTV license DHX library content, including classic ‘Teletubbies,’ ‘Paddington’ and ‘Caillou.’

HALIFAX, CANADA -- DHX Media (DHX), a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has signed two non-exclusive content distribution deals with SVOD operators in China. China’s leading online entertainment platform iQiyi has acquired AVOD and SVOD rights to more than 400 half-hours of content which includes classic Teletubbies, Paddington and Caillou.

In an additional deal, online video company LeTV has acquired OTT TV (Smart TV and set top box) and web broadcast rights to 313 half-hours of classic Teletubbies in English and Mandarin-language

Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media, commented, “China is increasingly becoming one of our key territories for distribution growth and these deals further boost the presence of our brands, particularly Teletubbies which has an existing fan base in China. Leveraging our large selection of Mandarin-dubbed shows, we are ideally positioned to provide kids and family content to operators in this rapidly growing market.”

Teletubbies was the first Western preschool property to air in China, on CCTV reaching an audience of 300 million children and the first to open its very own Skills Development Centre in 2006. It also has an impressive roster of licensees in the territory including Phoenix and Hangzhou- Z-Shine.

Source: DHX Media

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.