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Peace Point Entertainment acquires DIDtv, targets U.S. market

Canada's Peace Point Entertainment Group has acquired full ownership of U.S. content development and production company DIDtv for an undisclosed sum, relaunching it as Peace Point Entertainment USA as part of the deal.
June 13, 2011

Canada’s Peace Point Entertainment Group has acquired full ownership of U.S. content development and production company DIDtv for an undisclosed sum, relaunching it as Peace Point Entertainment USA as part of the deal.

DIDtv was originally a joint venture between Peace Point and fellow Canadian indie Tricon Films & Television, and the deal sees Tricon exiting the partnership.

The newly rebranded Peace Point Entertainment USA will aim to bring together broadcast partners, talent and key creative to produce original multiplatform content. Specializing in factual entertainment, reality and documentary programming, it will aim to produce “digital content that engages viewers in North America and global markets.”

The company offers integrated post-production video, audio and closed-captioning facilities, as well as a dedicated development team and a roster of PR and marketing professional for turn-key productions. It is represented by CAA.

Peace Point Entertainment Group president and CEO Les Tomlin said: “Our expansion into the U.S. is a natural next step in Peace Point’s strategic growth as we approach our 10th anniversary. It provides an important platform to expand our success in creating series around big characters, within unique worlds and engaging formats.”

Peace Point Entertainment USA has engaged the services of Crybaby Media to assist in the development of a slate of shows for the American market. Danny Passman, principal of Crybaby Media, will lead these efforts.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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