AIM and TSX: DHX
HALIFAX, June 11 /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 the completion of
a sales agreement with VOOM HD Networks' Animania and Family Room, for the US
premieres of Urban Vermin and The Latest Buzz coupled with another deal for
the international live action hit Naturally Sadie. VOOM HD Networks' Animania
and Family Room are two channels dedicated to high definition programming for
kids and families. Twenty-six half hour episodes of Urban Vermin will be
featured on VOOM's Animania HD and VOOM's Family Room HD will premiere 13
episodes of the new live action show The Latest Buzz. In addition, Family Room
HD will also launch season three of the popular series Naturally Sadie. This
deal is another example of DHX delivering on the strategy of exploiting new
"This important deal with Voom HD further illustrates that emerging
platforms such as high definition are creating new outlets for our programming
in the United States and other key markets. DHX Media will continue to
aggressively pursue these kinds of new opportunities for its content
worldwide," said Neil Court, President of DHX's distribution subsidiary,
Decode Enterprises Ltd.
POKO wins ACT Award
The award winning stop-motion animation pre-school series POKO produced
by DHX Media Ltd.'s Halifax Film was recently honoured by The Alliance for
Children and Television (ACT). POKO received an Award for Excellence in
Animation for the ages 3 - 5 category and was the Grand Prize winner for Best
Program in all categories.
"From the inside out there isn't a more solid show for pre-schoolers,"
says Cheryl Hassen, COO Halifax Film. "POKO took on a huge challenge in
focusing on the emotional intelligence of young children. It tackled this new
content area, combined it with first rate stop-motion animation and above all
else made a show that is funny and fun."
About Urban Vermin
In production for YTV, CGI series Urban Vermin is an action comedy
starring two raccoon brothers. Aimed at 6-12 year olds, Urban Vermin is
currently in production for Canada's YTV. Jetix Europe has recently acquired
pay TV, TV distribution, home video and consumer product rights for Europe to
the series. TV Distribution to be serviced by Buena Vista International
Television on behalf of Jetix Europe. DHX Media is also producing ancillary
digital materials to accompany the traditional television launch.
About the Latest Buzz
The Latest Buzz is a comedy for tweens, which has been commissioned by
The Family Channel in Canada. DHX Media holds worldwide distribution rights.
About Naturally Sadie
Naturally Sadie has sold worldwide with broadcasters including Disney
Channel US, Nickelodeon International, Nickelodeon Asia and Nickelodeon UK,
MBC3, Family Channel in Canada, ABC Australia and France 2 all airing the
smart, character driven series for 8-12 year olds.
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 and Halifax Film, 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 1,800 half-hours of mostly
children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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"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: Dana Landry, Chief Financial
Officer; David A. Regan, EVP, Corporate Development & IR; (902) 423-0260; AIM
Nominated Advisors: Canaccord Adams Limited: Neil Johnson; Erin Needra; +44
(0) 20 7050 6500