13-DAY PROGRAMMING EVENT FEATURES HALLOWEEN MOVIES, SPECIALS AND EPISODES ACROSS ALL THREE NETWORKS
Toronto, ON – 11 October 2016 – DHX Television gives viewers the ultimate thrill this October with Halloween 13, a programming event filled with eerie-sistible movies, bewitching specials and ghostly episodes of fan-favourite series. Kicking off Wednesday, October 19, the 13-day extravaganza delivers tricks and treats across Family Channel, Family CHRGD and Family Jr. leading up to the most fang-tastic night of the year. For spook-tacular games and contests, viewers can visit Family.ca, CHRGD.ca and FamilyJr.ca before heading to the Family Channel App to watch Halloween episodes.
Family Channel is ghoulishly delightful with Halloween programming haunting the network daily from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET/PT. Highlights include: a new We Are Savvy where Tehya, Sarah and Spencer try to scare each other with creepy stories; a hair-raising episode of Raising Expectations where Emmett convinces his siblings to create a haunted house; and a fashionably frightful Make Me Over in which the girls put their own spin on classic costumes. On Friday, October 21, viewers will be treated to the animated adventure Ghost Patrol, an original movie following two young ghostbusters who are lured into a scary old house and have to save their town from ghosts. Other frightening flicks airing this month include: Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant; Monster High: Welcome To Monster High; Monster High: Haunted; R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend; The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values.
Make no bones about it! Family CHRGD is bringing the scares with menacing movies and wicked episodes every day starting at 6 p.m. ET. In a new Nature Cat, Daisy has grown the biggest pumpkin ever and it’s up to the crew to try to get it to the Halloween party, while Pac and his buddies continue to protect Pac-World from evil spirits in the two part special, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures: Pac’s Very Scary Halloween. Fearsome films also take over with network premieres of Edward Scissorhands, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, alongside creepy classics like Casper and Bunks. Then, on October 29 and 30, it’s a full weekend of Halloween mayhem!
Family Jr.’s carved out time daily at 3:30 p.m. ET for younger boys and ghouls to watch Halloween episodes of their favourite series. Not-so-scary new episodes of Bob the Builder, Nature Cat and Justin Time are sure to get preschool viewers in the spirit and howling for more. The fun continues on October 31 with spooky episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba!, Playdate, Bananas in Pyjamas, Julius Jr., Thomas and Friends and Franny’s Feet.
Bat’s not all! Ghostbusters-in-training can head to CHRGD.ca to test out the new game from Ghost Patrol and check out the Watch and Win Contest on Family.ca beginning October 19.Younger viewers, who are too cute to spook, can visit to FamilyJr.ca to play the Yo Gabba Gabba! Halloween Memory Match game. Plus, parents can enter the Halloween Circus Contest by submitting a photo of their child in costume for the chance to have the picture aired on TV. The ex-fear-ience carries on to the Family Channel App and Family OnDemand which will offer various Halloween-themed episodes as they become available daily beginning October 22.
Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family is also home to F2N – an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel App, Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.
Family CHRGD is an advertising-supported digital specialty network that features animated and live-action programming. Designed to surprise and entertain young viewers, Family CHRGD showcases series, movies and specials that will blow kids minds and keep boredom at bay. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family CHRGD is also available through Family CHRGD OnDemand and Family CHRGD Online at no additional cost. Visit us at CHRGD.ca.
Family Jr. is a commercial-free channel available to English-language subscribers across Canada. Committed to capturing young minds and engaging young hearts, Family Jr., and its complementary French service, Télémagino, inspires imagination and make-believe at every turn with renowned Canadian series and popular preschool brands. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family Jr. is also available through Family Jr. OnDemand and Family Jr. Online at no additional cost. Visit us at FamilyJr.ca.
About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Joanna Landsberg, Publicist