DHX Media recognized for its outstanding family programming with 25 Canadian Screen Award nominations

ACADEMY ICON AWARD RECIPIENT THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES LANDS SIX NOMINATIONS

ICONIC DEGRASSI FRANCHISE SECURES FOUR NODS

DHX TELEVISION RECEIVES A COMBINED SIX NOMINATIONS

HALIFAX, Jan. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. ("DHX" or the "Company") (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has received 25 nominations for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The nominations celebrate the superior writing, directing and performance skills for a range of DHX's live action and animated work, including popular series This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Degrassi, Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), Slugterra and Endangered Species. As previously announced, This Hour Has 22 Minutes will also be presented with the Academy Icon Award in addition to its multiple series nominations.

"We are pleased that 11 of our series are being recognized by the Academy for the ingenuity, creativity and high-quality entertainment they bring to viewers across Canada and around the world," said Steven DeNure, President and COO, DHX Media Ltd. "Both our extraordinary team of creative minds in-house that created eight of these series, and the outstanding Canadian production partners that work alongside DHX Television's three nominated series, are most deserving of this industry-wide acknowledgement."

A full list of DHX Media nominations include:

DHX MEDIA:

THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (6)
DHX Studios

Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Michael Donovan, Peter McBain, Jenipher Ritchie, Steven DeNure, Mark Gosine

Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Vivieno Caldinelli, Michael Lewis – "Episode 11"

Best Picture Editing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Kendall Nowe, Ron Bates, Todd Foster, Ken Petersen – "Episode 11"

Best Photography in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Ian Bibby – "Episode 11"

Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Mark Critch, Mike Allison, Bob Kerr, Jon Blair, Heidi Brander, Sonya Bell, Pat Dussault, Dean Jenkinson, Mary Walsh, Adam Christie, Jeremy Woodcock – "Episode 16"

Best Performance in a Variety of Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)
Cathy Jones, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Susan Kent – "Episode 11"

DEGRASSI (4)
DHX Studios

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

Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Phil Earnshaw – "Finally, Part 2"

Best Writing in a Children's of Youth Program or Series
Matt Huether – "Give Me One Reason"

Best Performance in a Children's Youth Series
Aislinn Paul – "Give Me One Reason"

ENDANGERED SPECIES (3)
DHX Studios

Best Animated Program or Series 
Asaph Fipke, Chuck Johnson, Ken Faier

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series 
Richard Johnson, Andrew Duncan – "Nutty Buddy Goes Nuts/The Fable"

Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series 
John Derevlany, Grant Suave – "The Basement/Gull to Sleep!"

SLUGTERRA (2)
DHX Studios

Best Animated Program or Series 
Asaph Fipke, Chuck Johnson, Ken Faier

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series 
Andrew Duncan, Clint Butler – "Slug Fu Showdown Part 2"

DR. DIMENSIONPANTS (1)
DHX Studios

Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series 
Mark Evestaff, Betsy Walters, Shawn Kalb – "Horn to be Wild/Bravo Dimensionpants"

KATE & MIM-MIM (1)
DHX Studios

Best Pre-School Program or Series 
Asaph Fipke, Chuck Johnson, Ken Faier

YOU AND ME (1)
DHX Studios

Best Pre-School Program or Series 
Jason Hopley, Charles Bishop, Katrina Walsh

OPEN HEART (1)
DHX Studios

Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Stefan Brogren – "Last Things First"

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

GAMING SHOW (IN MY PARENTS' GARAGE) (3)
Banger Films

Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Jesse Shamata – "All Night Long"

Best Writing in a Children's of Youth Program or Series
Jesse Shamata, Evany Rosen, Eric Toth – "All Night Long"

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children's and Youth (Digital Media)
Pietro Gagliano, Ryan Andal, Kathryn Rawson, Todd Feaver, Jesse Shamata – "Gaming Show Interactive"

FULL OUT (2)
Carmel Creek Productions

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Jeff Deverett, Sean Cisterna, Jay Deverett

Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Ana Golja

THE NEXT STEP (1)
Temple Street Productions / Secret Location

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children's and Youth (Digital Media)

James Milward, Noora Abu-Eitah, Michala Duffield, Todd Feaver, Frank van Keeken, Michel Pratte – "The Next Step: Make a Scene"

About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is a key player internationally in the production, distribution, broadcast and licensing of entertainment content for children and families. Owner of the world's largest independent library of kids' and family content, at more than 11,000 half-hours, DHX Media 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. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children's and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B. 

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 - DHX Television, jaime.bassett@dhxmedia.com, 416.977.1476

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