DHX Media signs deals with several internet-based channel operators
HALIFAX, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's
entertainment content, is pleased to announce the signing of several
international SVOD ("subscription video on demand") and VOD ("video on
demand") deals underscoring its aim of exploiting the largest independent
library of children's entertainment content via the burgeoning number of new
internet-based content distribution platforms.
New partners include Tesco-owned blinkbox which has added to its offering for
the UK and Ireland alongside a deal for the same regions with FUHU, which has
added titles for NABI tablet users.
Dailymotion will provide France, Switzerland and Belgium with various titles
and also in France and Belgium, viewers will now also be able to access a
selection of DHX Media content via the Canal Play Infinity and Belgacom
Elsewhere in Europe, a number of DHX Media shows will be on demand in Italy
through Media Network, while in Slovakia VOD content will be provided by Voyo,
in Greece and Cyprus by Riverdrop and in Turkey by D-Smart and TTNET. In
Russia TVZOR has acquired a number of series in SVOD and AVOD ("advertising
video on demand") deals.
The DHX Media library has also proved popular in the southern hemisphere where
Wananchi has snapped up key titles for the East African market and Opticom for
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: "We are firmly committed to
seeking opportunities with new platforms, and with a catalogue totalling over
8,500 half hours of programming, we are well positioned to supply digital
networks with a significant volume of quality content."
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, 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 Stock Exchange.
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
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