DHX MEDIA ACQUIRES LIBRARY OF CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY TV CONTENT
Includes international distribution rights for Degrassi
Halifax, NS – 20 November 2014 – DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has acquired a library of children’s and family television series, feature films and television specials, including international distribution rights to DHX Media’s Degrassi, Instant Star and The L.A. Complex series, from Echo Bridge Entertainment and its subsidiaries.
The acquisition adds approximately 1,200 half hours to DHX’s existing library of more than 10,000 half hours, further cementing its position as owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s and family shows. The international rights acquired for Degrassi, The L.A. Complex, and Instant Star, apply to approximately 600 half hours of content in DHX’s catalogue and consolidates all rights for these series under DHX ownership, following its acquisition of producer Epitome Pictures earlier this year.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media, said: “Degrassi is one of the best-known and most successful teen drama franchises globally and it’s a natural step to bring all rights to the series in-house, along with a number of other titles from the Echo Bridge library. The acquisition adds further depth and breadth to our catalogue and underscores our position as one of the industry’s strongest kids’ content owners.”
In total, the acquired slate consists of outright ownership of 117 titles, and distribution rights for an additional 34 titles. Other series in the deal include Lunar Jim and Beast Wars: Transformers, and Emily of New Moon.
For more information, please contact:
Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media +44 (0) 20 8985 4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com), a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media Ltd. is the owner of Family Channel, the most-viewed children’s television channel in Canada, as well as the channels Disney Junior (English & French) and Disney XD in Canada. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.