HALIFAX, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent
creator, producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment
content, has licensed three of its key kids' shows to leading Belgian
The multi-property deal includes 52 episodes of the brand new DHX Media series
SheZow, seasons one and two of the CBC-commissioned show Monster Math Squad
and season one of Martha Speaks.
SheZow, was also recently licensed by Lagardère Active TV Channel Division to
air on Canal J in France as well as in Italy via a five year deal with
Switchover Media's kids' channel FRISBEE. DHX Media has worldwide (except
Australia) TV and licensing and merchandising rights for the show.
Produced for CBC and SRC in Canada, seasons one and two of the CG animated
show Monster Math Squad were recently licensed to PCCW's now TV channel in
Additionally, seasons two and three of Martha Speaks were recently licensed to
Super RTL in a TV and VOD rights deal and will be airing this year on the
German broadcaster. The series is coproduced by DHX Media and WGBH Boston for
PBS Kids and has already been licensed to broadcasters globally, including
CBBC in the UK, Nick Jr Australia, JimJam Italy and Sun TV in India.
Lara Ilie, Territory Manager at DHX Media, says: "We pride ourselves on
children's content which has a solid educational basis and a universal appeal,
and this deal with VRT highlights that those aims are being supported by
broadcasters the world over."
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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