DHX Television Enhances Subscriber Viewing Experience with the Family Channel App, Launching Today



TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - DHX Television is bringing its high-quality family entertainment brand to viewers on the go as it launches the Family Channel App today. A one-stop destination for the entire family, the Family Channel App delivers programming from Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and F2N to audiences on mobile devices, tablets and via an extended desktop experience, giving them the freedom to catch their favourite programming whenever and wherever they want. Free to Family subscribers and offering more than 900 episodes across 40 series, the Family Channel App makes it convenient for Canadian families to access a live linear programming stream along with on demand content and downloadable episodes for offline access at their fingertips. To commemorate the launch of the Family Channel App, the series premiere of Raising Expectations, Family's new sitcom starring Molly Ringwald and Jason Priestley, is available now for on demand viewing on the App ahead of its network debut on May 8.

"Our existing offering of top quality, award-winning programming is further enhanced by the Family Channel App, as it makes programming suitable for the entire family available in one place creating a premier destination for family entertainment," said Joe Tedesco, General Manager and Senior Vice President, DHX Television. "Giving viewers further flexibility to watch the Family Channel content they love whenever they want and through the screen that best suits their lifestyle not only adds value but provides a customizable viewing experience that subscribers can take advantage of."

The Family Channel App complements the current Family subscriber experience and is avaialble at no additional charge. With a comprehensive list including more than 40 top-rated series that are regularly refreshed, fans can tune into their favourite programs on demand including The Next Step and Backstage for Family Channel, Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage) and Slugterra for Family CHRGD viewers, Teletubbies and Justin Time for preschoolers on Family Jr. and Degrassi: Next Class is among the F2N programming for teens.

Viewers will have access to full-length episodes on demand, as well as the freedom to store episodes for viewing without an internet connection via the Offline Downloads feature. Also available to subscribers on the Family Channel App is the option to watch the entire schedule for all four channels live as it airs.  

To use the Family Channel App:

  • Subscribers can visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the Family Channel App for iOS or Android phones or tablets.
  • Subscribers will be asked to enter their TV subscription credentials.
  • For desktop/laptop access, subscribers can visit FamilyGO.ca.

Ahead of the television broadcast premiere, the new family sitcom Raising Expectations starring Molly Ringwald and Jason Priestley has been released exclusively on the Family Channel App today. Viewers who want to experience the chaotic Wayney family household can do so now by visiting the Family Channel App and logging in. The series is set to premiere on Family Channel this coming Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.

To develop and launch the Family Channel App for iPhone and Android platforms, DHX Television partnered with media app solutions company Digiflare. The Family Channel App provides Canadians with a simplified and easy-to-navigate interface that leads to exceptional video streaming and OnDemand functions that secure the best video quality available for each user. 

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family is also home to F2N – an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel App, Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.

About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

SOURCE DHX Television

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For further information: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist - DHX Television, joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com, 416.977.7458; Jaime Bassett, Director, Communications - DHX Television, jaime.bassett@dhxmedia.com, 416.977.7416

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