HALIFAX, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX) a leading independent
producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content,
through its licensing arm Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), has
signed a swathe of merchandising deals across its slate of owned and
third-party kids' properties prior to next week's New York Toy Fair.
In Canada, Caillou character costumes are being produced by Daytime
Enterprises Ltd, while long-time partner Editions Gladius International Inc.
is releasing Caillou themed games. In the US, DHX Media has renewed an
agreement with Buy Seasons to produce birthday party supplies, and Genera
Mobile Solutions SA will create a 3D talking Caillou app including in app
mini-games. A further Caillou jigsaw puzzle app is being produced via Budge
Studios. Caillou continues to perform strongly on air with PBS Kids picking up
a fourth season of 26 episodes.
DHX Media's brand, Busytown Mysteries is pleased to announce the fourth year
of the successful program with the American Automobile Association (AAA) to
promote car seat safety, while Wendy's® is producing an under three program,
featuring Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries board books.
DHX Media's licensing arm, CPLG, and American Greetings Properties, the
intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings
Corporation has secured multiple deals for represented properties. In Canada,
the Strawberry Shortcake brand is now available in an outwear range produced
by Vetements Adorable Junior Garments. Additionally, Editions Gladius has
signed on for camp chairs, balls and lunch boxes and Johnson & Johnson has
renewed for a second term of Strawberry Shortcake toiletries. In addition,
CPLG has inked deals with Calego, licensing the evergreen Care Bears brand for
backpacks, and Jelli Fish Kids for its range of kids' sleepwear.
In other represented brand news, CPLG announces deals in the US on Space
Invaders property to Buckle-Down Inc. for the production of seatbelt buckles,
and to Just Funky for novelties and gifts. Additionally, the Happy Bunny™
brand, is scooped up by Axeso Mode, producing a line of hosiery product.
About DHX Media
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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