DHX Television Offers Family Channel Networks on Free Preview Beginning Today

CHANNELS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MORE THAN 10 MILLION CANADIAN HOUSEHOLDS

TORONTO, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - DHX Television brings family-friendly entertainment to more homes across the country, offering a complimentary sampling of its suite of kids networks, including Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino. From Tuesday, March 1 and throughout the rest of the month Canadian families will have access to a diverse and appealing roster of programming from four channels that cater to the preschool, kids and tween audience. Featuring series and specials that are filled with imagination-focused stories for younger viewers, comedic action for boys and girls, and relatable drama for tweens and teens, DHX Television's linear, OnDemand and broadband services will all be available nationwide.

"With March Break on the horizon and having our rebranded channels in the market for six months now, it's a great time to be showcasing the engaging and dynamic programming that our channels offer to families with children of all ages," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice President and General Manager, DHX Television. "Most of our key affiliate partners are participating in the national free preview and we're proud to offer family-focused entertainment that can be enjoyed together throughout the month. With new episodes and series, exclusive special presentations from the biggest titles in our roster alongside blockbuster movies, the Family suite of services feature programming that will resonate with every member of the family."

As Canada's leading kids network, Family Channel brings entertainment that keeps viewers feeling connected while offering a daily vacation from their busy lives via series and specials that feature music, comedy, drama and excitement. Along with special stunting of episodes and movies throughout March Break, Family has packed some of its biggest programming events into the free preview including the series premiere of its original drama Backstage and the new Family feature film Ice Girls, new episodes of the hit series The Next Step and Lost & Found Music Studios, and a new season of Hank Zipzer. Plus, Family's evening teen block, F2N, showcases new episodes and marathons of Arts Academy and Third Wheel among others.

Family CHRGD is an anything goes television destination for Canadian kids. Keeping viewers on the edge of their seats with unexpected shows, the network is marking the free preview and March Break with new episodes from top-rated series including Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), Sonic Boom and Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Streetalong with great movie titles guaranteed to give the audience the ultimate viewing experience.

Family Jr. and Télémagino encourage viewers to let their imaginations take flight with captivating programs that showcase make-believe. New to Family Jr. during the free preview is the debut of the Little People series from Mattel and a special presentation of the brand new CGI-animated series Rainbow Ruby, while Télémagino brings viewers a first look at the reimagined Télétubbies. Plus, both networks will have new episodes of Justin Time, Strawberry Shortcake and Twirlywoos airing throughout the month and special movies airing throughout Easter Weekend (March 25-28).

For more information on the DHX Television free preview event, viewers are encouraged to contact their cable service provider.

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

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


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