SERIES DEBUTS DURING DHX TELEVISION'S MONTH-LONG FREE PREVIEW EVENT
TORONTO, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - New faces are making their way onto Family Jr. as the new imagination-infused preschool series Little People debuts on the channel. Based on the popular toy franchise from Mattel, Little People is welcomed with a special presentation on Monday, March 14 at 12 p.m. ET. Encouraging imaginative play for preschoolers, the new show will be available in more than 10 million households across the country as all of DHX Television's networks are currently on Free Preview for the month of March.
Set out on an imaginative adventure with a group of fun-loving preschoolers who love to discover the worlds inside their imaginations. Little People travels inside the minds of its characters with music, comedy and creativity as they play together. With every adventure sparked by a real world event they've encountered, they can turn an ordinary sandbox into a fantastic fairytale and a puppet show can launch them on a high seas adventure in a pirate ship. Prior to the episode, fans can see the special Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Little People was produced at DHX Studios' Halifax location and following the special presentation on March 14, the series will premiere on Monday, March 21 at 3:55 p.m. ET and new episodes will air regularly Mondays in this timeslot.
Young Family Jr. fans who want to get to know the new faces from Little People can visit FamilyJr.ca to learn more about the show and see the schedule. Episodes of Little People will be available on Family Jr. OnDemand beginning March 15.
With Family Jr. available in more than 10 million homes throughout the month of March via the
DHX Television Free Preview, families across Canada will be able to enjoy the network's robust programming lineup together. Joining Little People with new episodes throughout the month are hit series including Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Strawberry Shortcake, Curious George, Playdate and the critically-acclaimed Canadian series Justin Time.
Family Jr. is a commercial-free channel available to English-language subscribers across Canada. Committed to capturing young minds and engaging young hearts, Family Jr., and its complementary French service, Télémagino, inspires imagination and make-believe at every turn with renowned Canadian series and popular preschool brands. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family Jr. is also available through Family Jr. OnDemand and Family Jr. Online at no additional cost. Visit us at FamilyJr.ca.
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.
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For further information: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist - DHX Television, 416.977.7458, firstname.lastname@example.org