DHX Media has signed a deal that will bring the Teletubbies to seven more licensees worldwide. They are SRC (Canada), POP TV (Slovenia), TV3 (Ireland), HRT (Croatia), Medialaan (Belgium), MTG (Lithuania), and NRK (Norway). Halifax-based DHX now has a total of 23 broadcasters for the preschool series.
CPAC unveils its brand refresh just as parliament resumes this week. “For the Record” is the tagline. The rationale is to make political and public affairs coverage more accessible to viewers. A new weekly international affairs program hosted by veteran journalist Alison Smith debuts in November. A daily podcast, CPAC Today in Politics, hosted by Mark Sutcliffe, debuts October 3.
AMI-tv, the digital cable channel owned by Accessible Media Inc. will now provide over 50 hours of content with open described video and closed captioning to BBC Worldwide North America. Shows included in the deal are David Beckham: For the Love of the Game which follows Beckham as he plays a match on all seven continents and 24 Hours on Earth, a series that features the struggle for survival in the animal kingdom. AMI-tv’s programming is accessible to people who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, or hard of hearing.
Corus Entertainment Inc. has sold three of its lifestyle programs to the Discovery Channel and Foxtel for broadcast overseas. Masters of Flip, a home renovation show, will now broadcast in The U.K., Poland, Africa and the Middle East. Buying the View, a show that features luxury properties for sale, is also heading to Poland, the Middle East and Africa. Docu-series Cheer Squad has been sold for broadcast in Australia.
Bell Media’s CraveTV has acquired exclusive rights to the feature film The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America fresh from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. It will be available starting Oct. 14. CraveTV also gets the The Rolling Stones Havana Moon, as part of the deal, which will be available in Jan. 2017.
CBC Radio-Canada Media Solutions group has partnered with Toronto based Groupe Média TFO to market TFO’s brands and platforms across Canada starting this fall. The deal includes national sales of TFO broadcasts and all of its respective digital platforms, including TFO.org, Idéllo.org, edululu.org and BRBRTFO.com.