AIM and TSX: DHX
HALIFAX, July 31 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd (AIM & TSX ticker: "DHX"), a
leading independent international producer and distributor of television
programming and interactive content is pleased to announce both a third season
commission from Canada's Family Channel for The Latest Buzz, a live action
series aimed at teens, and several international sales of the series. The new
commission will bring the total to 65 half hour episodes that are available
for the international market.
DHX Media's distribution subsidiary, DECODE Enterprises, has made several
additional sales of The Latest Buzz to international broadcasters. Cartoon
Network Latin America, Nickelodeon Spain, Digiturk, Ireland's RTE and Canada's
VRAK have all acquired both seasons one and two with Cartoon Network Germany
picking up season one.
These broadcasters join Boomerang UK, SuperRTL, Disney Channel France,
Italy, India and ABC (Australia) in airing the series which centers around
five 14 year-old writers who work at a youth magazine during 8th period at
Neil Court, President of DECODE Enterprises, said: "Creating live action
shows with international appeal for this demographic is a challenge, but The
Latest Buzz has universal themes at its core. The new season commission and
further international deals for the series shows that we're hitting the right
note with our live action output."
About The Latest Buzz
Struggling youth-oriented magazine Teen Buzz decides to replace its staff
with actual teens by running an essay-writing contest, giving an amazing
opportunity to five students of a progressive high school. Instead of being in
class, they will take their last period of the day at the posh offices of Teen
Intense story deadlines, unpredictable celebrity interviews, high glamour
fashion shows, cool music reviews. Some people call these dream careers. Our
kids call it "eighth period."
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 14 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: David A. Regan, EVP, Corporate Development &
IR, DHX Media Ltd., (902) 423-0260; AIM Nominated Advisers: Grant Thornton UK
LLP: Gerry Beaney; Troy MacDonald, +44 (0) 20 7383 5100