DHX MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW COMEDY SERIES
Halifax, NS – 26 January 2009 – DHX Media Ltd (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce the commissioning by Corus Entertainment’s YTV of That’s So Weird! a live-action sketch comedy series produced by DHX Media subsidiary Halifax Film. Production of the series, comprised of 13 half-hour episodes, is set to begin immediately, with delivery of episodes expected to commence in March 2009. DHX Media subsidiary, Decode International, will handle worldwide sales.
Charles Bishop, President and Executive Producer at Halifax Film, said: “We are delighted to produce this series in partnership with YTV. That’s So Weird! will help fulfill the growing demand for “tween” comedies in Canada and abroad, and provide the best of sketch comedy’s traditions to introduce our youthful audience to this classic form of funny.”
Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Content, Corus Kids Television, added: “Working with Halifax Film and the team behind This Hour Has 22 Minutes provides us with an excellent opportunity to deliver Canadian audiences smart, high-quality humour.” Featuring an ensemble cast of seven young, talented sketch players, the series will provide a weekly slice of the outrageous and bizarre programs generated by the teen-operated network, So Weird TV.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd. +1 902-423-0260
Dana Landry – Chief Financial Officer
David A. Regan – EVP Corporate Development & IR
AIM Nominated Advisors: Canaccord Adams Limited +44 (0) 20 7050 6500
About DHX Media
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
About Halifax Film
Halifax Film develops and produces original film and television programming. Halifax Film manages and co-ordinates all aspects of a program’s life, including developing original ideas; purchasing literary rights; arranging production financing; carrying out production and postproduction; and exploiting worldwide distribution rights. Halifax Film is a subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. www.halifaxfilm.com
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