AIM and TSX: DHX
HALIFAX, March 26 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (AIM & TSX ticker: "DHX"), a
leading independent international producer and distributor of television
programming and interactive content will co-produce 26 episodes of a new half
hour (52X15 minute) preschool series with Spain's Neptuno Films. The 2D
animated Poppets Town is an official Canadian/Spanish co-production in
association with OLC Entertainment in Japan, which has already been presold to
France's Canal J and to Disney International for its channels in the UK,
Spain, Scandinavia, Italy, Australasia and Taiwan. TeleQuebec has also come on
board as Canadian broadcast partner.
Neptuno will handle international sales for Spain, Portugal and Latin
America, and OLC will handle the rights in Japan. The rest of the world will
be handled by DHX Media's distribution subsidiary, DECODE Enterprises.
Michael Donovan, Chairman and CEO of DHX Media commented, "We are so
pleased with this co-production which demonstrates the wide international
appeal of the programming that DHX has become known for. There's much
potential for this unique and outstanding property."
Neil Court, President of DECODE Enterprises said: "This is a major
co-production and we're looking forward to working with Neptuno Films and
continuing our relationship with ORE in Japan. To have Disney and Canal J on
board at this early stage is a fantastic commitment and underscores the
potential of this series."
About Poppets Town
Life's a party in Poppets Town...building, exploring, racing and roaring
around town, the Poppets are always having fun, fun, fun. But each new
adventure brings with it new challenges - and sometimes a Poppet on the go
just doesn't know what to do next! How can I get the apples down from the
tree? Where should I dig for buried treasure? And how do I think up a song?
That's where Scooter and his best friends Patty and Bobby come in. Scooter's
Gang are well-known as the go-to guys (and gals!) of Poppets Town.
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, Halifax Film and Studio B Productions, are the producers or
co-producers of 17 original television series and theatrical releases
currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over
2,200 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions.
Certain statements herein may constitute forward-looking statements,
including those identified by the expressions "may", "will", "should",
"could", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "potential", "expect",
"intend" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or
its Management. These statements reflect the Company's current expectations
and are based on information currently available to Management. These
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties,
assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to
differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed
under "Risk Factors" contained in the Company's prospectus dated May 12, 2006.
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
For further information:
For further information: DHX Media Ltd.: David A. Regan, EVP, Corporate
Development & IR, (902) 423-0260; AIM Nominated Advisors: Gerry Beaney, Troy
MacDonald, Grant Thornton Corporate Finance, +44 (0) 20 7383 5100