Halifax, Canada, 10 August 2010 – DHX Media Ltd (TSX: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of mainly children’s television programming and interactive content is pleased to announce two licensing deals for its pre-schoolKid vs Kat series in Latin America with TV Azteca in Mexico and ECTV in
Ecuador. The sales come following the second season commission of the series from Disney XD US, Disney XD Europe, and YTV in Canada.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution of DHX Media commented: “Our shows have a significant presence in Latin America, and we’re keen to do more business in the region. Kid vs Kat is building a strong fan base, and the commitment from Disney XD and YTV to a second season gives us a solid foundation for further international deals.”
Created by Rob Boutilier, Kid vs Kat won the 2009 Leo Award for Best Animated Programme and airs in over 100 territories DHX Media has sold the show to a number of additional broadcasters including VRAK Canada, ABC Australia, Disney Latin America, Cartoon Network Korea, Disney India, Disney Japan and Nick SE Asia.
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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 eight original television series and theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 2,300 half-hours of mostly
children and youth-oriented television productions.
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