DHX Media, formerly Decode Halifax Media, is a Canadian media production, distribution, and broadcasting company. Formed in 2006 by the merger of Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company, the company is a prominent producer and international distributor of children's television. Following a number of acquisitions, its library grew to include those of Cookie Jar Group (which, in turn, consisted of the libraries of Cinar, DIC Entertainment, and FilmFair), Epitome Pictures, Ragdoll Worldwide Ltd., Studio B Productions, WildBrain and Nerd Corps Entertainment, along with those of DHX's two predecessors, Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company themselves. DHX later entered the broadcasting industry with its acquisition of Family Channel and three other Disney-branded television networks from the former media company Astral Media. The company is the largest independent owner of children's television programming in the industry.