FAMILY CHANNEL CELEBRATES CANADA DAY WITH SIZZLING NEW SERIES AND THE ULTIMATE SUMMER CONTEST

VOTING NOW OPEN AT FAMILY.CA FOR VIEWERS TO CHOOSE WINNER OF FAMILY’S DREAM DAY VACAY CONTEST

SUMMER PROGRAMMING KICKS OFF JULY 1 WITH POLLY POCKET AND TROLLHUNTERS: TALES OF ARCADIA

Toronto, 25 June 2018 ­— Family Channel is planning the perfect summer for kids across Canada with a jam-packed programming event and epic vacation contest that will brighten summer spirits faster than Canada Day fireworks. Beginning July 1, two new series make their debut on the network – Polly Pocket and Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia – setting up a tidal wave of marathons and movies guaranteed to help viewers beat the heat. Family is also turning one lucky viewer’s vacation dream into a reality with the Dream Day Vacay Contest.


After submissions poured in from viewers across Canada describing their ultimate 24-hour family adventure, Family has revealed the five finalists in its Dream Day Vacay contest. From trips throughout the country, to lively events, families proposed excursions that would allow them to enjoy the summers together. Viewers can now vote at Family.ca to decide which once-in-a-lifetime experience Family should fulfill. Voting closes on Friday, July 9.

Family Channel dives into its summer programming event with two new series joining the lineup on Canada Day:

  • Polly Pocket – Sunday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT – One-hour Special
    When Polly inherits a magic locket from her Grandma that allows her to shrink to four inches tall, she embraces her “pocket-sized” powers and finds the upside of shrinking is big fun for her and her friends! The 60-minute animated special debuts ahead of the series, which joins Family’s schedule permanently on August 4.
  • Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia – Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m. ET/PT – 90-minute Special
    From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a tale of two worlds set to collide. Jim Lake, an average high school student, yearns for adventure and gets more than he bargained for when he becomes entrenched in an epic battle of good and evil with a secret civilization of mighty trolls. Following its premiere, new episodes of the animated series will air Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT throughout the summer.

Viewers can get into the swing of things with Family’s summer schedule shift (July 3) featuring: fan-favourite series marathons daily at 6 a.m. ET/PT and 1 p.m. ET/PT; a back-to-back summer flick frenzy beginning at 9 a.m.; and the continuation of the Super Awesome Fun Time lineup at 3 p.m. ET/PT. Popular shows include: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Dawn of the Croods, Johnny Test, Zak Storm, LEGO Friends, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Grizzy and The Lemmings.

The Family Channel App will also be a prime destination for viewers throughout July and August, hosting super summer episodes and mega movie titles in the Summer Feels playlist. As a special presentation on the Family Channel App, the first nine episodes of Polly Pocket will be released throughout July, ahead of the series premiere in August.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, high-definition, multiplatform environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for Canadian families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel AppFamily 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.

About DHX Television 
DHX Television is composed 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 StepDegrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

For additional information, please contact:
Joanna Landsberg
Manager, Communications – DHX Television
416.977.7458
joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com

 

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