DHX Media licenses 6th season of Johnny Test to Nickelodeon in Germany
HALIFAX, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent
creator, producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment
content has secured a deal with Viacom Media Networks, licensing season six
and renewing seasons one and two of Johnny Test to Nickelodeon Germany.
This deal highlights the network's commitment to the Johnny Test series, as it
has now secured all six seasons and 117 episodes. Johnny Test has been a
success on Nickelodeon Germany and has garnered in excess of 14.6 million
viewers aged three years or older since 2009.
Wiebke Hoefer, Senior Director of Sales Europe at DHX Media, says: "DHX Media
prides itself on producing and managing dynamic properties, and Johnny Test is
a fantastic example of this. We are thrilled that the show will be broadcast
to existing and new fans on Nickelodeon in Germany."
Victor Coolman, Vice President Programming Nickelodeon, Viacom International
Media Networks Northern Europe adds: "For a broadcaster nothing is better than
having a show that is successful on air, but on top of that, also stays in
production over the course of the years. Johnny Test has been a solid
performer for us for more than six years, and we are looking forward to
continuing that for many more."
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.
Nickelodeon is a worldwide broadcasting kids TV-channel and home to some of
the most beloved kids' series of our time, amongst them SpongeBob Squarepants,
iCarly, the Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Fairly Odd Parents, Dora
the Explorer, Blue's Clues as well as the star-studded yearly Kids' Choice
Awards Show. The company includes television programming, consumer products,
online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon Northern Europe with
headquarters in Berlin offers Nickelodeon content in 14 countries and 10
languages including local productions such as Het Huis Anubis / Das Haus
Anubis, Cheeese, Hotel 13 and Nick Battle on its channels Nickelodeon,
Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Hits, TeenNick and Kindernet.
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
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