Halifax, NS – 6 February 2007 – DHX Media Ltd. (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce that its Decode Entertainment division has been commissioned by The Family Channel in Canada to produce the first 13 episodes of The Latest Buzz, a brand new live action comedy series for ‘tweens’ for which DHX Media will hold the worldwide distribution rights.
“We’re looking forward to bringing The Latest Buzz to our service,” says Kevin Wright, Senior Vice President Programming, Astral Television Networks. “The Latest Buzz promises to be a great fit: another high-quality, humourous show from Decode that provides a fresh, fun take on life from a young person’s perspective.”
Beth Stevenson, Executive Vice President Production and Development at Decode Entertainment, said, “We’re really excited by this new show. The vehicle of publishing a youth magazine lets us organically explore the interests and issues relevant to our audience. We’ve established our live action credentials with Naturally Sadie and Radio Free Roscoe and we’re confident that The Latest Buzz will prove just as popular.”
Radio Free Roscoe has proved to be an international success. Produced in association with The N (U.S) and The Family Channel in Canada, the series worldwide licensees include Canal J, France 2 and Nickelodeon in the UK.
Naturally Sadie, currently in its third season of production, airs around the world with broadcasters including Disney Channel US, Nickelodeon International, Nickelodeon Asia and Nickelodeon UK, MBC3, Family Channel in Canada and France 2.
Neil Court, President, Decode Enterprises Ltd., DHX Media’s international distribution arm, commented: “The Latest Buzz is a great addition to our library. We anticipate keen interest in the series by broadcasters worldwide as there’s growing international demand for live action ‘tween’ series, but limited supply.”
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd.
Dana Landry – Chief Financial Officer
David A. Regan – EVP Corporate Development & Investor Relations
AIM Nominated Advisors: Canaccord Adams Limited
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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. www.dhxmedia.com
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