DHX Media Content in Demand with New and Existing SVOD Services Around the
HALIFAX, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's
entertainment content, announces several digital deals including a major deal
with new, dedicated children's subscription video on demand (SVOD) service
Kidoodle.TV licensed up to 800 hours of DHX Media's premium and catalogue
titles for its North American service, which is set to launch in Summer 2013,
including Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake, Busytown Mysteries, Bo on
the GO!, Franny's Feet and Rastamouse.
"The License agreement with DHX Media strengthens the Kidoodle.TV offering
with one of the largest children's video libraries of high quality popular
branded titles," said Dan Lowe, CEO of a Parent Media Co. Inc., owner of
Kidoodle.TV."We look forward to the North American launch of Kidoodle.TV,
providing a safe and meaningful on-demand experience for children and
Additionally, Nordisk Film Production has licensed the SVOD rights to
international hit, Inspector Gadget, non-exclusively in the Nordic territory;
while Watchever, the Vivendi company that recently launched a SVOD service in
Germany, has licensed various DHX Media titles, such as Franny's Feet and
Hurray for Huckle to join other DHX Media shows already existing on the
In India, Qwik Entertainment has licensed over 225 half hours of programming
for its SVOD service. Titles include kid classics The Adventures of Paddington
Bear and Dennis the Menace.
In South Africa, Triplay Digital Content has licensed a number of shows for
DSTVO for VOD broadcast, including Caillou, Arthur and Mona the Vampire.
Josh Scherba, SVP of Distribution at DHX Media, says: "The global appetite for
DHX Media's content has proved unwavering in the first quarter of 2013, and
our confidence for the coming months is further reinforced by the fantastic
variety and size of these sales. The Kidoodle.TV deal is a major coup for us
and highlight's DHX Media's pre-eminent position as a key provider of top
quality programming for VOD platforms."
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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