Halifax, Canada-based DHX Media, the umbrella corp that houses both Decode Entertainment and Halifax Films, has invested US$2 million in Montreal, Canada-based on-line game developer and VOD broadband kids-channel operator Tribal Nova, and now holds a 16.7% interest in the company.
Tribal Nova works with children’s broadcasters and ISPs in North America and Europe to produce online game content, recently launching its first channels in France and Canada. Another channel is scheduled to launch in the US in early 2008. The company has designed online games for kid faves such as Caillou, Toopy and Binoo, Totally Spies! and Di-Gata Defenders.
The partnership will provide another distribution platform for DHX Media’s content and enable both its production houses to present broadcasters with fully developed multiplatform proposals. Tribal, for its part, stands to benefit from DHX’s contacts within the global children’s entertainment industry to widen its client base.