Halifax, NS – May 31, 2016 – DHX Media Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), an underlying rights holder in The Deep, and A Stark Production are pleased to announce that Netflix will stream the underwater adventure series in the U.S. beginning June 1st.
Based on the Aurealis Award-winning graphic novel series created by multi-award-winning best-selling comic book author and playwright Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Earth 2, Superior Iron Man, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Star Wars: Blood Ties), illustrated by James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond), and published by Gestalt Comics, The Deep offers strong family appeal. Taylor serves as co-creator and lead writer of the series and Brouwer serves as co-creator and art director.
“We are delighted to partner with leading streaming service Netflix to bring The Deep to U.S. families, and are confident that children and parents alike will engage with the thrilling aquatic adventures of the Nekton family as they uncover the mysteries of the undersea world,” commented Alison Warner, VP, IP Sales, Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Technicolor. “The Deep is a classic adventure story with solid appeal for co-viewing audiences and has already made an impact overseas.”
The Deep follows the adventures of the Nekton family—a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. While others look up to the stars, this family knows that an infinite number of things shine brightly in the darkness below. The Deep is a place where leviathans swim through sunken cities, pirates lurk amidst floating black markets, and where a mysterious group of Guardians hide long lost secrets.
“As co-producers on The Deep, we are very excited that Netflix will be streaming the series in the U.S.,” added Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media. “The Deep is a fantastic animated show, filled with just the sort of adventure and excitement that kids and their families love.”
Netflix joins an esteemed line-up of broadcast partners for The Deep which has already debuted on CBBC in the UK, The Seven Network in Australia, Super RTL in Germany, and Canada’s Family CHRGD.
Technicolor is the underlying rights holder to The Deep and oversees the series roll-out and brand management. The co-production partners are Australia-based A Stark Production (scripts, design and music) and Canada-based DHX Media (animation, voices and post-production); with distribution handled by DHX Media.
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of kids’ and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world-class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging technologies. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go. For more information visit: www.technicolor.com
Technicolor shares are on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange (TCH) and traded in the USA on the OTCQX marketplace (TCLRY).
About A Stark Production Pty. Ltd (ASP).
A Stark Production (ASP) is a leader in the creative development and production of quality children’s animation and teams with global partners to deliver successful internationally co-produced shows. From its inception the company has been led by Avrill Stark, an independent and highly creative producer who has teamed with companies to produce series across a broad age range, preschool – teens. She has received many nominations and awards for outstanding animation: the prestigious UNICEF Award at Annecy, the Elan Award for Best Animated Television Production and numerous nominations for the Australian Film Industry (AFI) Awards. ASP prides itself on the development of both series and feature films with a diverse appeal both in animation and live action for children. Above all we make ‘having fun’ a priority in our pursuit of excellence!
For more information, please contact:
Trade Media: Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR
+44 (0) 20 8985 4708
Financial Media: Shaun Smith – Director, Corporate Communications, DHX Media Ltd.
Investor Relations: Nancy Chan-Palmateer – Director, Investor Relations, DHX Media Ltd.
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