Halifax, NS – 30 November 2009 – DHX Media Ltd (TSX: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content is pleased to announce the Canadian launch of Animal Mechanical’s DVDs and several Asian broadcast deals for various properties from DHX Media’s library of over 2,300 episodes of mostly children’s entertainment content.
DHX Licensing has signed a home entertainment deal with Phase 4 Films for the distribution of Animal Mechanical’s DVDs in English and French-speaking Canada. The first Animal Mechanicals DVD is currently available online and in-store with select retailers across Canada.
The broadcast deals included okto Singapore picking up the award-winning, literacy-based Super WHY! as well as the action adventure series Animal Mechanicals and Adastra Creative’s Grandpa In my Pocket. In further deals, True Visions in Thailand has snapped up Franny’s Feet, Bo on the GO! and Poppetstown, an official Canada-Spain co-production produced with the participation of Sony Creative Products. Sun TV India has acquired a trio of preschool shows including all available episodes of series Franny’s Feet, Super WHY! and Martha Speaks, which have also been picked up by Tooniverse in South Korea.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd.
David A. Regan – EVP, Corporate Development & IR
Anthony Jiwa – DECODE Enterprises
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. DHX Media Ltd. shares trade on AIM and are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media’s production companies, Decode Entertainment, Halifax Film and Studio B Productions, are the producers or co-producers of 14 original television series and theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 2,200 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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