Halifax-based DHX Media has secured seven international broadcast and VOD deals for its 52 x 11-minute animated comedy Endangered Species.
Originally commissioned by Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon in Canada, and produced by Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Entertainment before the company’s acquisition by DHX in 2014, Endangered Species has been snapped up by CBBC (UK), Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang (Latin America), Gulli’s Universkids (Russia), Plus Plus (Ukraine), ZOOM (Israel), Daekyo Kids TV (South Korea) and VOD service iflix (South East Asia).
The squash-and-stretch series for kids ages six to 11 follows the misadventures of three best friends living in a tree stump: Pickle the adrenaline-junkie bunny, Merl the safety-conscious squirrel, and Gull the naïve but lovable seagull.
Endangered Species was created by Asaph “Ace” Fipke, Nerd Corps founder and CEO, who is now CCO of kids and family for DHX Content.
The latest deals follow a Q1 revenue spike for DHX Media, driven by the company’s significant growth in the international SVOD market.