MULTIPLE LICENSEES JOIN DHX MEDIA ON ADVENTURE WITH ABNEY AND TEAL

Halifax, NS – 13 March 2014 – DHX Media, a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content, has signed a raft of licensing deals for the beautifully whimsical, The Adventures of Abney and Teal (52 x 11’).

Abbey Home Media has scooped home entertainment rights for the animated series, starring the eponymous characters and their day to day adventures which unfold on a collection of little lake islands. Two titles are planned for release this year, with the first launching at retail this Easter. Nightwear and underwear ranges are also already in production through new licensee Cooneen & Misirli.

Redan Publishing will be featuring Abney and Teal in compilation magazines Fun to Learn Friends and Fun to Learn Favourites, along with the first option to launch a standalone publication for the brand.

Stephen Gould, Commercial Director at DHX Media said: “Abney and Teal is a refreshing, quirky property which embodies wholesome fun and adventure in a city park landscape that is familiar the world over. It has proved hugely popular with broadcast audiences and in particular the lead territories of UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. We are very excited to be further expanding the brand roll-out this year.”

Developed from author and illustrator Joel Stewart’s picture books, The Adventures of Abney and Teal makes use a mixture of 2D and 3D state of the art technology and animation techniques, and is the No.1 Top Children’s Digital Programme in the most recent BARB poll.

The Adventures of Abney and Teal is also one of the most popular brands on iPlayer, featuring in the top 10 most sought-after CBeebies brands in recent months with over 1 million requests, as well as being a top rated show on the CBeebies channel.Combining classic values and original content, the series focuses on discovery and exploration and storytelling in a unique, hand-painted, nostalgic style with eclectic appeal.

For more information, please contact:

Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8985 4708 or aimee@ddablueprint.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.

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