HALIFAX, May 16 /CNW/ - DHX Media (TSX: DHX), a leading international
producer and distributor of mainly children's television programming
and interactive content, is pleased to announce that the live-action
sketch comedy That's So Weird! has been commissioned for a third season by YTV. The Canadian
broadcaster has ordered an additional 13 episodes bringing the total
number ordered to 39.
Nominated for a Gemini Award and Canadian Comedy Award in 2010, That's So Weird! also airs around the globe on Boomerang Latin America, Nickelodeon in
Australia and New Zealand and Canal Panda in Portugal.
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 are listed on
the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media has offices in Toronto,
Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and has a growing library of over
2,300 half-hours of mostly children's and youth-oriented properties
from own and third party producers. Live action series include That's So Weird and How to Be Indie alongside animated series such as Animal Mechanicals, Franny's Feet, Kid vs Kat, dirtgirlworld, and new preschool show Rastamouse.
This press release contains forward looking statements with respect to
the Company. 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 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 risks
related to market factors, customer contract interpretation,
application of accounting policies and principles, and production
related risks, 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 short
form prospectus dated April 9, 2010 and in the Company's Amended Annual
Information Form incorporated by reference therein. 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.
SOURCE DHX MEDIA LTD.
For further information:
DHX Media Ltd.
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260