Genius strikes DHX streaming deal

US children’s content firm Genius Brands International has acquired a package of animated programming from Canada’s DHX Media for its streaming channel.

Kid Genius Cartoons Plus!, which launched on Amazon Channels in September, will feature such series as The Adventures of Paddington Bear and Dino Squad following the deal with DHX.

Liberty’s Kids, Inspector Gadget, Animal Mechanicals, The Littles, New Adventures of Madeline and Pirates: Adventures in Art are also included in the deal.

“In building out our subscription streaming service, our priority is to ensure all content meets our criteria of being both entertaining and enriching and that all series resonate with our young viewers,” said Deb Pierson, Genius Brands’ senior VP of global content distribution and marketing and president of Kid Genius Cartoons.