Halifax, NS – 20 February 2008 – DHX Media Ltd. (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content has signed a licensing agreement with Cartoon Network Germany, which has acquired all German TV rights to Chop Socky Chooks. The series is a co-production by DHX Media’s DECODE Entertainment and UK based Aardman Animations.
Currently in production for Cartoon Network (Worldwide) and Teletoon in Canada, Chop Socky Chooks is DECODE and Aardman’s second co-production following Planet Sketch, which has sold to major broadcasters worldwide. The Chop Socky Chooks multi-territory agreement with Cartoon Network was concluded by Aardman and the commission from Teletoon was arranged by DECODE Entertainment.
Michael Donovan, Chairman and CEO of DHX Media, said: “Here is another example of excellent kids programming with wide international appeal. Chop Socky Chooks demonstrates the synergies between our production and distribution divisions, as well as our growing portfolio of kids television shows with international and ancillary revenue potential.”
Neil Court, President of DHX Media’s distribution subsidiary, DECODE Enterprises Ltd. said: “We are delighted that Cartoon Network in Germany has followed the other international Cartoon Network channels in committing to Chop Socky Chooks and has underlined its confidence in the series by licensing all TV rights for the territory. This is another deal in Germany for us, following our recent agreement with SuperRTL for The Latest Buzz.”
About Chop Socky Chooks
Aimed at seven-to-11-year-old’s, the 26 half-hour episode, 3D animated series promises Kickin’ Chickens in Kung Fu Capers. The Chooks are a team of Kung Fu chickens – Chuckie Chan, Chick P and KO Joe. The three plucky heroes work undercover in Wasabi World, a towering shopping mall run by their arch-enemy Dr Wasabi, mutated piranha and head of an evil retail empire.
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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. is listed on AIM and on the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media’s production companies, Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film, are the producers or co-producers of 11 original television series or theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 1,700 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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