MAKE FAMILY CHANNEL YOUR MARCH BREAK DESTINATION

FAMILY’S MARCH BREAK FESTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • THE RETURN OF AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR, MARCH 11
  • NINJA-THEMED EVENTS AT BIG WHITE SKI RESORT IN KELOWNA, BC AND GREAT WOLF LODGE IN NIAGARA FALLS, ON
  • BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES WEEKDAYS AT 8AM, 11AM AND 3PM
  • NEW SHOWS BEAT THE CLOCK, HOLE IN THE WALL AND MIGHTY MIKE
  • ADVANCE PREMIERE OF THE NEXT STEP ON THE FAMILY CHANNEL APP

 Toronto, 5 March 2019 – This March Break, Family Channel is the go-to destination for family fun, with extraordinary programming airing on the network and action-packed events at two of Canada’s premier vacation resorts from Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17. The excitement takes place at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC and Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, ON, where families can take part in American Ninja Warrior Junior-inspired activities and compete on an epic 145-ft inflatable obstacle course. Plus, the series returns with new episodes on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, headlining an entire week of sensational new shows and must-see movies for the entire family.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Matt Iseman, Laurie Hernandez, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila — (Photo by: Chris Haston/Universal Kids)

American Ninja Warrior Junior returns to Family on March 11. To watch the trailer, click here.

Whether you’re looking to laugh, cry or get up on your feet and shout at the tv, Family Channel’s got something for everyone this March Break! The fun officially begins on Saturday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT with the premiere of the hilarious new game show Beat the Clock. True movie buffs will want to tune in Monday – Friday at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET/PT for blockbuster titles like Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Dolphin Tale and Two by Two; reality competition fans can kick back weeknights from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET/PT for more Beat the Clock, new series Hole in the Wall, Wipeout and American Ninja Warrior Junior; and animation addicts will want to wake up bright and early weekend mornings for new episodes of Mighty Mike, Johnny Test, Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir starting at 7 a.m. ET/PT. Popular tween dramas The Next Step, Holly Hobbie and Bajillionaires round out the rest of the lineup.

The Family Channel App is also getting in to the March Break spirit, serving up something extra special for fans of The Next Step. Beginning Friday, March 8, all of season six will be available on the app, giving fans the opportunity to binge watch the second half of the season before it airs on television! Plus, parents and kids can stream or download their favourite shows to watch wherever and whenever they want.

Families planning to hit the slopes can head to Big White Ski Resort on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 for the Snow Ninja Challenge, where competitors can race through the giant inflatable obstacle course for the chance to win awesome prizes! Kids will be tested to their limits, tackling popular obstacles from the show, like the corkscrew, the tire run and the leap of courage, while being cheered on by Family Channel stars Deepa Prashad and Trevor Tordjman. Meanwhile, over at Great Wolf Lodge, guests can take part in Ninja Week (March 8 – March 17) featuring daily activities like ninja warrior-themed yoga, games and screenings. Then, on March 16 and 17, families will be treated to the main event – the giant inflatable obstacle course – where Deepa will be joined by The Next Step’s Alexandra Chaves to commentate on the competition.

 Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, high-definition, multiplatform environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing opportunities for the whole family to gather and watch together, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. 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.

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 Step, American Ninja Warrior Junior and Mega Man: Fully Charged. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

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

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