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WildBrain
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Founded 2006 (as DHX Media; through merger of Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company)
President Steven Denure (President / CEO)
Notable Works
Official Site WildBrain

WildBrain (formerly known as Decode Halifax Media and DHX Media) is a Canadian media production company founded in 2006 by the merger of Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company.

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History

The DHX name derives itself with the combination of the Decode name and the Halifax name from the 2006 merger. Within the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008, DHX started acquiring several Canadian companies. On December 25, 2007, DHX acquired Studio B Productions, then Bulldog Interactive Fitness on March 25, 2008. On September 8, 2010, all related subsidiaries were rebranded under the DHX label, which then led to the acquisition of the original incarnation of WildBrain on September 14, 2010.

On August 20, 2012, DHX announced that they would acquire Cookie Jar Entertainment for $111 million. This deal made DHX the world's largest independent owner of children's television. The acquisition closed on October 22, 2012, and the two companies merged.

On November 28, 2013, the company announced that they would acquire four kid-oriented television channels from the former Astral Media for $170 million. The acquisition included Family, the English and French-language versions of Disney Junior, and Disney XD. Each network was being sold as part of Bell Media's 2013 acquisition of Astral Media. The purchase of the four networks marked DHX's first foray into TV broadcasting. Five months after acquiring the four networks, DHX acquired Epitome Pictures.

In September 2019, DHX changed its name to WildBrain, taking on the name of one of its acquired studios.

Subsidiaries and Divisions

Divisions

Acquisitions

Productions

Note: All shows listed below are now distributed by WildBrain.

List of shows produced by DHX Media

This list shows programs that were originally produced by DHX.

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Rastamouse Animated children's Cbeebies 2011–2015
SheZow Animated action comedy Network Ten 2012–2013
Ella the Elephant Animated children's TVOKids 2013–2014
Packages from Planet X Animated sci-fi comedy Teletoon 2013–2014
Disney XD
Sheriff Callie's Wild West Animated children's western comedy Disney Junior 2014–2017

Studio B Productions/DHX Media Vancouver

This list shows programs that were produced by Studio B Productions before the acquisition.

Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Martha Speaks Animated children's educational PBS Kids 2008–2014
Kid vs. Kat Animated action comedy YTV 2008–2011
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Animated fantasy comedy Hub Network 2010–2014
Discovery Family 2015–2019
Pound Puppies Animated comedy Hub Network 2010–2013
Littlest Pet Shop Animated comedy Hub Network 2012–2014
Discovery Family 2014–2016
Johnny Test Animated action comedy Teletoon 2013–2014

External Sites