2nd December 2014

Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Acquired By DHX Media

dhx mediaDHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries for approximately $57 million. The transaction is anticipated to close by December 24, 2014. The acquisition increases DHX’s operating leverage, adding Nerd Corps’ animation studio in Vancouver, which features five lines of production, as well as Nerd Corps’ interactive apps, gaming expertise, and licensing opportunities with Nerd Corps’ brands. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

TELETOON December 2014 Programming Highlights

teletoonSnow Whaaat?! Tis the season for all types of awesome holiday themed specials and movies starting Monday, December 15 with a marathon of Ice Age movies starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT.  Then after the holidays, tune into TELETOON for continuing new episodes and marathons of fan-favourite shows. Celebrate retro-style as TELETOON Retro brings the best of the classics in holiday form, and Teletoon At Night believes that laughter is the best gift of all! Watch brand new holiday themed episodes of American Dad and Family Guy on Thursday, December 18 and 25 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

SIGGRAPH 2015 Call For Submissions Now Open

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2015 invites you to showcase your expertise and unique technical and creative skills during the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Sofia The First: The Curse Of Princess Ivy Premieres November 29 On Disney Junior

Disney JuniorA spell is cast over Disney Junior this November with the premiere of the one-hour animated special Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy. Debuting Saturday, November 29 at 6 p.m. ET the star-studded family event features the voice of film, television and Broadway actress Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) as the wicked Princess Ivy, who is set out to rule Enchancia, as well as Mandy Moore, who reprises her role as Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled. In anticipation of the exciting adventure, Disney Junior will be playing Classic Disney Princess-themed episodes of Sofia the First from November 24 – November 28 at 6 p.m. ET daily. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2014

Disney Junior Canada Commissions Third Season Of Emmy-Nominated Preschool Series Justin Time

Disney JuniorDisney Junior has ordered a third season of the popular Canadian preschool series Justin Time from Guru Studio. The imaginative adventure show follows three friends as they travel to historical places and will see season three air exclusively on Disney Junior Canada’s English- and French-language channels in 2016. Production on the latest installment of the animated series, which includes
26 x 11-minute episodes, begins next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Life Gets A Little Sketchy With October 26th Premiere Of Kirby Buckets On Disney XD

disneyxdAnimation comes to life in DisneyXD’s newest series Kirby Buckets. The laugh-out-loud comedy, starring Jacob Bertrand (Marvin Marvin, Bubble Guppies) as the title character, takes viewers into the vivid imagination of a charismatic 13-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a famous animator. Set to premiere Sunday, October 26 at 7 p.m. ET, the exciting series headlines an action-packed Super Charged Sunday featuring brand new episodes of Mighty Med, Lab Rats and Star Wars Rebels starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Voices.com Embarks On $3.6 Million Project With Federal Government Support

voices.comThe first full-service online marketplace of its kind, Voices.com has been awarded funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) initiative. It was formally announced yesterday that Voices.com will be embarking on a $3.6 million project to accelerate growth and job creation by supporting their markets, facilities, and technology. IBGP supports businesses that have global potential and that are pursuing innovative opportunities, which positively impacts economic development. This is the first Canadian project of its kind. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th August 2014

Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior put the “All” into Fall with Stellar 2014 Programming Lineup

dhx mediaDHX Television’s suite of channels are set to entertain and engage Canadian households this fall with programming lineups so robust, they’re practically bursting at the seams. Family Channel brings the laughs with returning seasons of hit Disney series Liv and Maddie and Dog With A Blog, while animation runs strong on Disney XD with the premieres of Star Wars Rebels and Kirby BucketsDisney Junior enchants young viewers and celebrates magical moments with new series LalaLoopsy. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2014

Sony Pictures Imageworks At SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver

siggraph 2014Sony Pictures Imageworks will be an active participant at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which is being held August 10th – 14th, in Vancouver.  SIGGRAPH 2014 highlights from our Academy Award®-winning visual effects company, which recently centralized its production headquarters in Vancouver, will include the following:   Read the rest of this entry »

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