DHX Media signs digital, linear TV and home entertainment content licenses in Canada
HALIFAX, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content is pleased to announce licenses in Canada to BlackBerry®, the CBC and Berkshire Axis Media Distribution.
DHX Media has signed a deal with mobile content platform provider BlackBerry® for 1000 episodes of programming which will be available across the UK, US and Canada. The deal includes titles such as Inspector Gadget, perennial favourite Sonic the Hedgehog and several its Movie Toons titles.
Berkshire Axis Media Distribution (BAM) in Canada has also signed a six-year home entertainment deal for a range of titles including Mona the Vampire and Are you Afraid of the Dark? BAM will be releasing titles in both French and English.
Canadian broadcaster CBC has renewed seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the preschool stop-motion comedy animation, POKO. POKO has aired on Kids CBC for nine years and can be seen weekdays at 10:00am.
Josh Scherba, SVP of Distribution at DHX Media, says: "Canada remains a key territory for DHX and it's great that long-term partners such as the CBC continue to support our brands. We are also adapting to the changing trends in audience consumption securing deals with non-traditional outlets like BlackBerry® along with traditional home entertainment partners like BAM."
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 over 8,500 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 Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. 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, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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