DHX Media Garners 23 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations for its Outstanding Programming

ICONIC VARIETY SHOW THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES
PICKS UP FIVE NOMINATIONS

DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS SECURES THREE NOMINATIONS, AND THE DEEP SECURES TWO

DHX TELEVISION RECEIVES A COMBINED 14 NOMINATIONS

HALIFAX, Jan. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - DHX Media (or the "Company") (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), the world's leading independent, pure-play children's content company, has received 23 nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. With nominations for both live-action and animated work, in categories ranging from writing to performance to digital media, DHX Media series nominated in recognition of their contributions to Canadian television include, This Hour Has 22 Minutes; Degrassi: Next Class; The Deep; Inspector Gadget; Fangbone!; Backstage and The Next Step.   

"Congratulations to our amazing and ingenious in-house production team, and to our brilliant Canadian production partners, whose collective creativity has secured 23 nominations for DHX Media," said Steven DeNure, President and COO, DHX Media. "We are thrilled to have five of our original series and seven of DHX Television's series recognized across a number of categories for Canada's most prestigious television, film and digital awards."

A full list of DHX Media nominations include:

DHX MEDIA:

THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (5)
DHX-Hour Productions XXIII Inc.
Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Michael Donovan, Peter McBain, Steve DeNure, Mark Gosine, Jenipher Ritchie

Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Vivieno Caldinelli, Michael Lewis – "Episode 6"

Best Photography in a Variety Program or Series
Ian Bibby – "Episode 6"

Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Mike Allison, Mark Critch, Bob Kerr, Greg Thomey, Jon Blair, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Scott Vrooman, Jeremy Woodcock, Dean Jenkinson, Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh – "Episode 3"

Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)
Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, Meredith MacNeill

DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS (3)
DHX Media

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinksi, Matt Huether, Stefan Brogren, Stephanie Williams

Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Eleanore Lindo – "#ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin'"

Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Alejandro Alcoba – "#YesMeansYes"

THE DEEP (2)
DHX Media & A Stark Production

Best Animated Program or Series
Asaph Fipke, Avrill Stark, Steven Wendland, Chuck Johnson, Ken Faier, Chris Rose, David Whealy, Robert Chandler

Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series
Jonny Ludgate, Jeff Davis, Melanie Fung, Ray Zhao – "Here Be Dragons"

INSPECTOR GADGET (1)
DHX Media

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series
Phillip Stamp, William Gordon – "Gadget 2.0 Part 1/2"

MAKE IT POP (1)
DHX Media

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Thomas W. Lynch, Nick Cannon, Steven DeNure, Anne Loi, Tracey Jardine, Jim Corston, Mark Purdy

DHX TELEVISION (PARTNER SERIES BROADCAST ON OUR SUITE OF KIDS' CHANNELS):

FANGBONE! (4)
Radical Sheep Productions

Best Animated Series
Michelle Melanson-Cuperus, John Leitch, Michael Rex, Simon Racioppa, Richard Elliott, Susie Grondin

Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series
Mike Kiss – "The Polluted Light of Destiny"

Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series
Richard Elliott, Simon Racioppa – "The Field Trip of Mayhem Part 1/2"

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children's and Youth
Fangbone: The Billbarians
Pietro Gagliano, Michala Duffield, Joshua Manricks, Todd Feaver, Michelle Melanson Cuperus

BACKSTAGE (2)
Fresh TV Inc.

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Brian Irving, Lara Azzopardi, Jennifer Pertsch, Tom McGillis, George Elliott

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children's and Youth
Backstage: Too Much Keaton
Ryan Andal, CJ Hervey, Michala Duffield, Todd Feaver, Brian Irving

THE NEXT STEP (1)
Temple Street Productions

Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Brittany Raymond

LOST & FOUND MUSIC STUDIOS (1)
Temple Street Productions

Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Jeni Ross

GAMING SHOW (IN MY PARENTS' GARAGE) (1)
B-Minors

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series
Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Jesse Shamata

WE ARE SAVVY (1)
B-Minors

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series
Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn, Adrienne Reid, jeni b.

JUSTIN TIME (1)
Guru Studios

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series
Harold Harris – "Babushka's Bear"

About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world's leading independent, pure-play children's content company. Owner of the world's largest independent library of children's content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children's content on YouTube. The company's robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children's brands.Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).

SOURCE DHX Media Ltd.

For further information: Shaun Smith, Director - Corporate Communications, DHX Media Ltd., shaun.smith@dhxmedia.com, 416-977-7230; Jaime Bassett, Director - Communications, DHX Television, jaime.bassett@dhxmedia.com, 416-977-7416

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