DHX MEDIA TO DEBUT NEW CHILDREN’S SVOD SERVICE “KIDS ROOM”
Launching Summer 2019, Kids Room will feature hundreds of episodes of kid-friendly content from DHX Media and be available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1
Halifax, NS – 7 May 2019 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is pleased to announce it will debut a brand-new children’s subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) service called Kids Room. Launching Summer 2019, Kids Room will be an ad-free service featuring kid-friendly shows drawn exclusively from DHX Media’s leading library of kids and family content. The new SVOD service will be available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1.
X1 customers across the US will be able to subscribe to and access the service over the Internet by saying “Kids Room” into their X1 voice remote or by finding it within the networks section of Xfinity on Demand. X1 customers will be able to add Kids Room to their service for $4.99 per month. Kids Room will also be available on Xfinity Flex to Comcast’s Internet-only customers.
Curated for today’s kids and families by DHX Media’s expert programmers, Kids Room will launch with hundreds of episodes of great kids’ content, including such preschool favourites as Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, In the Night Garden, Teletubbies, Polly Pocket, and Strawberry Shortcake. It will also feature popular shows for older kids, such as Slugterra, Kid vs. Kat, Chuck’s Choice, Endangered Species, Storm Hawks, Sabrina: The Animated Series and Angela Anaconda. More series will follow in the months ahead.
“Kids Room is a new offering for DHX Media, and we are delighted Comcast’s Xfinity customers will be among the first to enjoy it,” said Joe Tedesco, EVP and GM, DHX Television. “As one of the world’s leading producers and owners of children’s content, we see Kids Room as a natural touchpoint to entertain kids with great programming in the expanding landscape of streaming opportunities. We’ve selected some really fun shows for the service from our deep content library, and we’re confident children are going to love Kids Room.”
For more information, please contact:
Media: Shaun Smith – Director, Corporate & Trade Communications, DHX Media Ltd.
Investor Relations: Nancy Chan-Palmateer – Director, Investor Relations, DHX Media Ltd.
Trade Media: Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR
+44 (0) 20 7932 9800
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s launch of a new SVOD service and timing thereof, the pricing and availability of such SVOD service, the content to be made available on such SVOD service, expected market response to the SVOD service, and the business strategies and operational activities of the Company and its subsidiaries. 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 or events 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 consumer preferences, contract risk and the ability of the Company to execute on licensing and other agreements 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 most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 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, except as required by law.