DHX Media signs deal with Amazon's European digital streaming channel
HALIFAX, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd ("DHX") (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent international producer, distributor and licensor of mainly
children's entertainment content, has partnered with Amazon's European digital
media subsidiary on a non-exclusive SVOD UK license adding close to 1,000 half
hours, to their existing offering, of DHX's classic children's TV shows such
as Inspector Gadget and Dennis The Menace.
The SVOD service is provided through Amazon's European digital media
subsidiary, LOVEFiLM - Europe's largest subscription service. The subscription
video on demand (SVOD) deal will offer members access to thousands of new,
premium quality children's TV series from DHX's extensive library such as Mona
the Vampire, Paddington Bear and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Michael Donovan, CEO at DHX, said: "We are delighted to offer LOVEFiLM members
access to our award-winning kids programmes. Just like LOVEFiLM we are market
leaders and DHX Media's shows already air on some of the top European
broadcast destinations, so this is a natural partnership."
Jim Buckle, Managing Director at LOVEFiLM, commented: "DHX Media has created
some of the best children's TV of recent years and we are pleased to offer our
members access to their shows. We are noticing that more of our customers than
ever before are using our streaming service as a quick and easy way to
entertain their families, so naturally the addition of shows such as Mona the
Vampire and Paddington Bear is an exciting prospect for us."
About DHX Media Ltd.:
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and
licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and
distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and
exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business.
DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Richard Scarry's
Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs.
Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides
programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. DHX Media's
full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing
Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX
Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris,
Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto
For investor relations, please contact: David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate
Development & IR, DHX Media Ltd. +1 902-423-0260
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
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