DHX MEDIA HEADS TO MIPTV WITH UP IN THE AIR, NEW TWEEN GYMNASTICS SERIES FROM CREATOR OF THE NEXT STEP
DHX Media’s Miptv slate also features the hilarious live-action kids’ series Bajillionaires and the adventure-packed animated preschool show Rev & Roll
Halifax, NS – 19 March 2019 – DHX Media, a global children’s content and brands company, will be bringing a slate of exciting new live-action and animated series to Miptv this April. Newly greenlit by DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada, and also picked up by CBBC for the UK, Up in the Air (15×22’) is the latest live-action series for tweens from multi-award winning producer Frank van Keeken, creator of such hits as The Next Step and Lost and Found Music Studios. Produced by van Keeken’s Beachwood Canyon Productions in association with Family Channel, Up in the Air is the story of a gymnastics family looking for redemption and glory, as 12-year-old Jenny struggles to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandfather to become a competitive gymnast on the world stage. Up in the Air is set to begin filming in spring 2019.
Also on DHX Media’s Miptv slate, Bajillionaires (20×22’) is a hilarious live-action kids’ comedy that follows the exploits of a group of fledgling entrepreneurs running a tech start-up out of one of their parents’ garages. Led by 12-year-old CEO Max Graham, the neighbourhood pals are constantly brainstorming ideas for the world’s next great invention, and while most of their creations are hilariously bad, totally weird and wildly impractical, the kids are always learning something new, becoming better friends and getting one step closer to their BIG idea. Bajillionaires is produced by Six Eleven Media in association with Family Channel and is set to premiere this fall in the U.S. on Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group’s network for kids 2-12.
And for younger viewers, the brand-new CGI-animated Rev & Roll (52×11’) will also be zooming in to Miptv. A co-investment with Alpha Group, one of the world’s largest developers of animation and toys, Rev & Roll follows the adventures of eight-year-old Rev and his best friend Rumble – a rambunctious truck with all the personality of a loyal and enthusiastic dog! Along with a group of adventurous pals, Rev and Rumble live in a revved-up world where vehicles live side-by-side with humans. With lovable trucks, curious dune buggies, quick-thinking fire trucks and more, the world of Rev and Rumble is always in motion with jobs to be done and fun to be had! Co-commissioned by DHX Television’s Family Jr. in Canada, and Alpha Group’s Jiajia channel in China, Rev & Roll is set to premiere in fall 2019.
Josh Scherba, President, DHX Media, said: “After recently announcing several new original animated series, including Dorg Van Dango, Chip and Potato and Rev & Roll, we’re excited to feature those shows at Miptv along with our latest live-action offerings, Up in the Air and Bajillionaires. We look forward to teaming up with world-class broadcasters, streaming platforms and creators as we continue to bring high-quality children’s content to the global audience.”
For more information about these and other great DHX Media series, please contact email@example.com or visit DHX Media at booth R7.K16 during Miptv, 8-11 April 2019.
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About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.