DHX MEDIA SIGNS KEY SALES AHEAD OF NATPE BUDAPEST
Slate of sales made across Central and Eastern Europe
Halifax, NS – 20 June 2013 – DHX Media, a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content, has secured a host of deals for its internationally successful library ahead of NATPE Budapest.
MTVA in Hungary has picked up a selection of shows from the DHX Media catalogue including the adventurous aardvark, Arthur, perennial favourite Caillou, and the savvy teenage witch Sabrina, the Animated Series in a deal for Free TV.
Chello Central Europe takes Horseland, Season 1 on their Minimax Channel in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia while Radio Free Roscoe, Seasons 1 – 4 extends the license period to additional territories including Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania on their Megamax Channel.
VOYO, a Czech based digital platform, has acquired for it’s SVOD portal, amongst other properties, Inspector Gadget and Dennis the Menace.
In Greece and Cyprus, local channel Smile TV has snapped up some classic properties from the DHX Media library – Adventures of Super Mario World 3, Super Mario World, Dennis the Menace and Sonic The Hedgehog.
Slovenian, PRO PLUS scores sassy superhero SheZow and Sabrina, the Animated Series, as well as a raft of further DHX Media programming.
Kids Network Television (KNTV) has sealed a deal with DHX Media to acquire Mona the Vampire, the imaginative supernatural warrior of suburbia, along with the feisty Horseland tween series for its Cable Pay TV channel, KidsZone TV in Baltics. The multi-territory deal covers Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In further digital deals, online platform stream.ru has also snapped up an assortment of properties for SVOD broadcast in Russia and CIS.
Sophie Prigent, Territory Manager at DHX Media, says: “Central and Eastern Europe are key emerging territories for us, and we are delighted with this spread of sales across digital and traditional broadcasters in the region ahead of NATPE Budapest. DHX Media continues to produce internationally lauded content and we look forward to reaching even more broadcasters during and following the market.”
For more information, please contact:
Janet Balmforth at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8868 0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.