ATF 2012: DHX Media boosts Asian presence with new deals
DHX Media, an independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content, is extending the reach of its brands in Asia, signing a bouquet of new sales and renewals across its library ahead of the Asia Television Forum (ATF).
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has bought Inspector Gadget’s Last Case and Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever, as well as the series Gadget Boy, while PCCW’s now TV in Hong Kong has acquired both seasons of new preschool series Monster Math Squad. SkyAsia Media Indonesia has committed to both seasons of Pirates, Adventures in Art and the first season of Urban Vermin. Deals have also been signed in Japan where NTV has taken broadcast rights to Super Duper Sumos and Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, and Cartoon Network has renewed several Madeline titles. Thailand’s True Visions has picked up its fourth season of Super WHY! , Australia’s Quickflix has gained SVOD rights to a number of DHX Media titles and TV New Zealand has picked up feature Bonjour Timothy.
Broadcasters have also highlighted their commitment to a number of DHX Media shows, with renewal deals signed with Mediacorp Singapore for Johnny Test seasons four and five, Disney Channel Asia for Animal Mechanicals seasons one and two, and Disney Channel India for Kid vs. Kat.
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