Radio & Television

Wow, Bell Media, close sale of Comedy Gold

VANCOUVER and TORONTO - Wow Unlimited Networks has wrapped up its purchase of specialty channel Comedy Gold from Bell Media.The deal, valued at $6.87 million, received CRTC approval in July, as Cartt.ca reported.Wow said that it plans to relaunch Comedy Gold as a new kids and youth channel.Based in Vancouver and helmed by Nelvana founder Michael Hirsch, Wow’s key assets include digital animation network Frederator Networks, which consists of an animation production company Frederator Studios, as well as VoD channels on digital platforms, plus animation production studios Mainframe Studios.