HALIFAX, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd ("DHX") (TSX: DHX), a
leading independent international producer, distributor and licensor of
mainly children's entertainment content, has partnered with Amazon's
European digital media subsidiary on a non-exclusive SVOD UK license
adding close to 1,000 half hours, to their existing offering, of DHX's
classic children's TV shows such as Inspector Gadget and Dennis The Menace.
The SVOD service is provided through Amazon's European digital media
subsidiary, LOVEFiLM - Europe's largest subscription service. The
subscription video on demand (SVOD) deal will offer members access to
thousands of new, premium quality children's TV series from DHX's
extensive library such as Mona the Vampire, Paddington Bear and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Michael Donovan, CEO at DHX, said: "We are delighted to offer LOVEFiLM
members access to our award-winning kids programmes. Just like LOVEFiLM
we are market leaders and DHX Media's shows already air on some of the
top European broadcast destinations, so this is a natural partnership."
Jim Buckle, Managing Director at LOVEFiLM, commented: "DHX Media has
created some of the best children's TV of recent years and we are
pleased to offer our members access to their shows. We are noticing
that more of our customers than ever before are using our streaming
service as a quick and easy way to entertain their families, so
naturally the addition of shows such as Mona the Vampire and Paddington Bear is an exciting prospect for us."
About DHX Media Ltd.:
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family
entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over
8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and exploits
owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX
Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend
morning block on CBS. DHX Media's full-service international licensing
agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents
numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices
in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona,
Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
For further information:
For investor relations, please contact:
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR, DHX Media Ltd.