Halifax, NS – 10 February 2010 – DHX Media Ltd (TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce that France Télévisions has purchased broadcast rights for 40 half-hours of the hit series Martha Speaks from DHX Media’s distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises, for its France 5 channel. Martha Speaks also airs on PBS KIDS (US), TVO, Knowledge, SCN (Canada), CBBC (UK), Discovery Kids (Latin America), Nick Jr. (Australia) and Jim Jam (Italy), among other roadcasters, and is produced by WGBH Boston and Studio B Productions, a DHX Media company. Martha Speaks TV tie-in books launched Winter 2010, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with additional titles scheduled for publication later this year.
DHX Media Second Quarter Analyst Call
DHX Media will hold a conference call for analysts to discuss its financial results for the six months ending Dec. 31 on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 am ET, following the release of its financial results before the markets open that morning. Media and others may access this call on a listen-in basis. Conference call details are as follows:
DHX Media Analyst Conference Call
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 am ET
By telephone: (888)231-8191 or (647)427-7450 for the Toronto area. Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the conference call.
Replay: Instant replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call at (800)642-1687 toll free or (416)849-0833, and passcode 56179348, until midnight ET on February 23.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd. +1 902-423-0260
David A. Regan – EVP, Corporate Development & IR
Anthony Jiwa – DECODE Enterprises
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, Halifax Film and Studio B Productions, are the producers or co-producers of 14 original television series and theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 2,200 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions.
This press release contains forward looking statements with respect to the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risks related to market factors, customer contract interpretation, application of accounting policies and principles, and production related risks, and other factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s short form prospectus dated November 7, 2007 and in the Company’s Amended Annual Information Form incorporated by reference therein. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.