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DHX signs 5-year deal with DreamWorks

Media | 12/08/2015 3:15 pm EST

DHX Media Ltd. announced Tuesday it has signed a five-year deal with DreamWorks Animation LLC to produce, broadcast and distribute content across several channels. DHX said in the press release that it will be co-producing 130 episodes of original animated children’s content at the DHX studios and will broadcast on its Family Channel, Family Jr., Family CHRGD and Télémagino channels. It added that DHX will manage distribution of content within Canada and DreamWorks will manage distribution around the rest of the world. The deal also makes DHX the exclusive television...

YouTube to make feature films

Media | 04/28/2015 4:23 pm EDT

Google Inc.'s YouTube said Tuesday that it will be partnering with a division of DreamWorks Animation LLC to make feature films in the coming years. It said in a blog post that it will work with DreamWorks' AwesomenessTV to "release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and developed and produced by AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins." Robbins is CEO of AwesomenessTV and has a vast portfolio of films and TV shows that he's directed or produced since the 1980s. YouTube also said in its blog that it has struck a partnership with four other of its "top creators" — Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and Smosh — to bring in more original content....