DHX Media signs digital, linear TV and home entertainment content licenses in
HALIFAX, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's
entertainment content is pleased to announce licenses in Canada to
BlackBerry®, the CBC and Berkshire Axis Media Distribution.
DHX Media has signed a deal with mobile content platform provider BlackBerry®
for 1000 episodes of programming which will be available across the UK, US and
Canada. The deal includes titles such as Inspector Gadget, perennial favourite
Sonic the Hedgehog and several its Movie Toons titles.
Berkshire Axis Media Distribution (BAM) in Canada has also signed a six-year
home entertainment deal for a range of titles including Mona the Vampire and
Are you Afraid of the Dark? BAM will be releasing titles in both French and
Canadian broadcaster CBC has renewed seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the preschool
stop-motion comedy animation, POKO. POKO has aired on Kids CBC for nine
years and can be seen weekdays at 10:00am.
Josh Scherba, SVP of Distribution at DHX Media, says: "Canada remains a key
territory for DHX and it's great that long-term partners such as the CBC
continue to support our brands. We are also adapting to the changing trends
in audience consumption securing deals with non-traditional outlets like
BlackBerry® along with traditional home entertainment partners like BAM."
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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