DHX MEDIA ACQUIRES TV LIBRARY RIGHTS
Halifax, NS – 20 December 2006 – DHX Media Ltd. (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the license for the worldwide distribution rights to 520 half-hours of television programming. The library consists of 14 different titles, including 12 seasons of the hit television series This Hour Has 22 Minutes, the acclaimed mini-series The Ten Thousand Day War and several children’s television series.
DHX Media Chief Executive Officer Michael Donovan, commented: “These rights are highly complementary to our existing library of 1,200 half-hours, particularly in the case of the first 12 seasons of This Hour Has 22 Minutes that DHX Media doesn’t already own. We expect to be able to exploit these rights across multiple platforms, gaining additional leverage from our existing distribution capabilities. ”
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd.
Dana Landry – Chief Financial Officer
David A. Regan – Corporate Development & Investor Relations
AIM Nominated Advisors: Canaccord Adams Limited
Neil Johnson – Head of Corporate Finance
Erin Needra – Vice President, Corporate Finance
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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 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 1,100 half-hours of children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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