DHX Media Ltd., a comapny based in Halifax is set to buy the rights to Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake for $345 million US.
If the deal is approved DHX will own 80% of Peanuts and 100% of Strawberry Shortcake. The remaining 20% interest in Peanuts will be held by the Schulz family. The deal is expected to close next month.
The company already owns a vast library of well known children’s programs. The list includes Teletubbies, Caillou, Inspector Gadget and the Degrassi franchise.
DHX Media Ltd. has offices in 19 cities but are based right here in Halifax.