Halifax, NS – 4 March 2014 – DHX Media, a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content, has signed a number of deals with operators in the Middle East and Central, Eastern Europe, as well as Turkey.
Chellomedia Central Europe has renewed season one and licensed season three of popular preschool show Martha Speaks, which is based on the best-selling children’s book series by Susan Meddaugh, for its channel Minimax broadcasting in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia; while in Croatia, RTL Kockika has picked up animated trio Arthur, Johnny Test, and Caillou.
In further deals, Arab-broadcasting network MBC Group has picked up shows including The Zack Files for its MBC3 channel.
Polish VOD channel Onet has also picked up Martha Speaks, Johnny Test and Sabrina’s Secret Life.
Yumurcak TV in Turkey has acquired the evergreen show Caillou (Season five) which is based on the life and adventures of the eponymous character. Yumurcak TV in Turkey is also home to Ella the Elephant which is set to air this spring.
In further preschool deals, Arthur has been sold to public broadcaster Irib in Iran, with In the Night Garden acquired by Prime Mediain Kazakhstan.
Sophie Prigent, Territory Manager said: “The Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Turkish regions are burgeoning markets for our programming, particularly in preschool animation which is proving to be consistently popular with audiences. We’re maintaining strong relationships with the major broadcasters as well as signing increasing deals with VOD platforms – a trend we expect to continue coming out of this market.”
Sophie Prigent will be representing DHX Media at Table #3 in the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center, March 4th to 6th.
For more information, please contact:
Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8985 4708 or email@example.com
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children’s entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Super WHY!. DHX Media’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.