HALIFAX, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. ("DHX" or the "Company") (TSX: DHX), a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children's entertainment content, announces the commissioning by CBBC in the U.K. of a second series of the fast-paced kids comedy series Hank Zipzer, starring multi-award-winning actor Henry Winkler.
Produced by Kindle Entertainment with DHX Media and Walker Productions, the 13 half hour episode children's series is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.
The comedy series, which will film in the U.K., follows the life of 13-year-old Henry 'Hank' Zipzer (played by Nick James) and is based on Henry Winkler's own experiences as a young boy growing up with dyslexia.
The second series will air on CBBC in 2015/16 and is being made for CBBC by Kindle Entertainment, in association with Walker Productions, DHX Media and Screen Yorkshire, which is providing funding through its Yorkshire Content Fund.
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of family entertainment. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. 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, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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SOURCE: DHX Media Ltd.
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