DHX MEDIA SECURES SALE FOR ELLA THE ELEPHANT TO AIR ON YUMURCAK TV
Halifax, NS – 26 February 2013 – DHX Media, a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content, announces TV sale in Turkey, for Ella the Elephant. DHX Media’s brand new charming preschool series.
Ella the Elephant, (26 x 30 mins) is produced by DHX Media in association with TVO Kids and Fremantle Media Kids & Family Entertainment in CGI against 2D backgrounds and has already been sold to Disney Junior in the US, TVO in Canada along with Warner’s Home Video (USA) and Tele-Quebec (Quebec). In Turkey, Ella the Elephant will air on Yumurcak TV, a dedicated children’s channel which is part of the Samanyolu Broadcast Group. Yumurcak started its satellite broadcasting in June, 2007 and quickly became a top kids channel with its cartoons, documentaries and educational programs for kids.
Yumurcak is a long-time partner of DHX Media and is currently the home for DHX Media’s evergreen favorites such as Caillou and Arthur.
Ella the Elephant is a new animated preschool series, based on the much-loved books “Ella the Elegant Elephant” by Carmela and Steve D’Amico. The show follows the adventures of a thoughtful and caring little elephant named Ella, who has her very own magic red hat.
Ella loves to play and explore Elephant Islands with her friends – Tiki, Frankie and Belinda, but sometimes their playful adventures create small challenges along the way. Luckily, with a little imagination and her own special “hat magic”, Ella solves the problems as her red hat can transform into anything from a catapult to a hot air balloon!
For more information please contact:
Janet Balmforth at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media +44 (0) 20 8868 0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit DHX Media at Discop West Asia: Meeting Table 17, Dolmabahce Room
DHX Media has international distribution rights to Ella the Elephant in Canada, USA, Middle East and India, the rest of the world is handled by Fremantle Media Kids & Family Entertainment.
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.
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 92 percent owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with market leading capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing, digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, among others) has one of the most comprehensive global networks with operations in 22 countries, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 150 countries. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
About FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment was founded in 2009 and has quickly become a worldwide leader in the family entertainment business. With 15 titles in production in collaboration with top producers on four continents, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment is already one of the most prolific independent producers and distributors of content in the sector today. Its growing portfolio of content spans across four key genres: preschool, kids comedy, action/adventure and tween/teen fare. FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment is bringing to networks around the world innovative and exciting shows for television and new media platforms that feature live-action, 2D animation, CGI, stop-motion, puppetry and real-time animation with programming targeting demographics ranging in scope from preschool through high school.