AIM and TSX: DHX
HALIFAX, Sept. 24 /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 that it has signed three broadcast deals with major Australian broadcasters through its distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has renewed its commitment to preschool series Franny's Feet while Disney Channel Australia has picked up Bo on the GO! and Nickelodeon Australia has acquired Martha Speaks, a Studio B Production with WGBH.
DHX also announces that it has signed further international distribution deals for the Astrada Creative series Grandpa in My Pocket. Canal+ in France, French-speaking TFO and Knowledge in Canada, CBeebies Latin America, Norway's NRK and MTV3 in Finland have all acquired rights to the first season of this series. Grandpa In My Pocket has already been sold to CBeebies channel in Poland, South Africa and Asia, Canada's TVO, Al Jazeera Children's Channel and Australia's ABC TV, where the series has rated one of the top children's programmes in 2009 to date. Warner Home Video UK has been appointed as DVD partner and Brandzoo is the brand's UK licensing agent. Brandzoo is planning to debut the property at this year's Brand Licensing Europe event.
DHX will hold a conference call for analysts to discuss its financial results on Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 am ET (3:00 pm GMT), following the release of its financial results before the markets open that morning. Media and others may access this call on a listen-in basis. Conference call details are as follows:
DHX MEDIA ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL
Date: Tuesday, September 29 2009
Time: 10:00 am ET (3:00 pm GMT)
By telephone: 800-731-5319 or (416) 644-3426 for the Toronto area. Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the conference call.
Replay: Instant replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call at 877-289-8525 toll free or 416-640-1917, and passcode 4165281# (pound key), until midnight ET Tuesday, October 6, 2009.
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, Halifax Film and Studio B Productions, 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 2,200 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions.
Certain statements herein may constitute forward-looking statements, including those identified by the expressions "may", "will", "should", "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 or circumstances.
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For further information: For further information: DHX Media Ltd.: David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR, (902) 423-0260; AIM Nominated Advisors: Grant Thornton Corporate Finance: Gerry Beaney or Troy MacDonald, +44 (0) 20 7383 5100