DHX MEDIA SIGNS DEALS WITH ABC IN AUSTRALIA
Halifax, NS – 25 September 2006 – Children’s TV producer Decode Entertainment, a unit of DHX Media (AIM & TSX: DHX) has secured Australian sales with the Australian public broadcaster for 201 episodes of six children’s shows consisting of 3,713 total minutes from its library.
Season two of Planet Sketch – a co-production with the UK’s Aardman Animations – has been sold for broadcast on main channel ABC, while the teen spy series Delilah & Julius is set for ABC2. Another series of shorts, Naughty Naughty Pets is heading to both ABC channels.
In addition, all 71, 23-minute episodes of DHX Media’s Halifax Film unit’s POKO, a stop motion, preschool animation series, have been sold to ABC2.
Decode’s live action productions have also sold to the Australian broadcaster with the second season of Radio Free Roscoe and first season of Naturally Sadie sold to ABC for its second channel.
ABC already airs a number of DHX Media series including the prime time 2D animated series Bromwell High, preschool shows Franny’s Feet and The Save-Ums!, as well as GirlStuff/BoyStuff, King, and the long-running Angela Anaconda.
Dominique Bazay, VP of distribution at Decode Entertainment, said: “Our series continue to do very well in Australia due largely to ABC’s strong children’s time blocks.”
Michael Donovan, Chairman of DHX Media, comments: “This slate of library sales attests to both the quality of our distribution organization’s relationship with ABC, as well as the enduring value of our children’s library.”
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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.
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