DHX Media grants Nickelodeon U.S. rights for remake of Teletubbies

HALIFAX – DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.A) has granted Nickelodeon the exclusive U.S. broadcast and online rights for its upcoming remake of the Teletubbies series for preschoolers.

The American broadcaster will put the new-look TV show on its Nick Jr. channel.

Halifax-based DHX Media didn’t announce how much Nickelodeon will pay for the U.S. rights.

All 365 episodes of the original Teletubbies will also be licensed by Nickelodeon for a new mobile subscription service for preschoolers, called Noggin.

DHX Media expects to relaunch Teletubbies this fall on CBeebies in the United Kingdom, where the program originated in 1997.

In Canada, DHX Media’s Family Jr. specialty channel will also get 60 new-look Teletubbies episodes starting late this year.