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Tencent scoops up raft of DHX content

The Chinese internet giant has picked up more than 450 half hours of DHX content, including Teletubbies (pictured) and Strawberry Shortcake.
December 5, 2017

Chinese tech company Tencent has inked a deal with Canada’s DHX Media for more than 450 half hours of children’s content, which will air on its streaming platforms in Mainland China.

The multi-year agreement includes the media co’s revamped Teletubbies (pictured) and Inspector Gadget series, as well as Twirlywoos, Super Why!, Animal Mechanicals and Strawberry Shortcake.

As one of the world’s largest tech companies and a major internet player in China, Tencent will make DHX’s content available to millions of new viewers. The WeChat owner recently became the first Chinese technology firm to be valued at US$500 billion on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, joining an elite category comprised of Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook.

To date, DHX has licensed more than 11,000 half hours of content to linear and digital services in China, and holds a library of more than 2,700 half hours of Mandarin-dubbed content. Teletubbies, for one, has already been snapped up by Chinese digital platforms iQIYI and Youku.

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's Online Writer. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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