DHX Media began trading as a public company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) — headquartered in Halifax, the company was formed as a merger between DECODE Entertainment and the Halifax Film Company,
joining forces to be the leading children’s and family entertainment program distributor, producer and co-producer. As of 2016, the company maintained one the world’s largest independent libraries of children’s and family content at more than 11,500 hours, with offices in fifteen cities worldwide. In May 2017, DHX Media made a $345 million dollar purchase for the controlling interest (80 per cent) in the Charlie Brown/Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake (100 per cent) entertainment material for future development. Recently it was reported that DHX Media had put itself ‘on the auction block.’ Stock analysts put the market capitalization of the company ‘at about’ $700-million. (Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Oct. 4, 2017, p. B2).