Deal underscores SVOD appetite for DHX Media's library content
HALIFAX, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - DHX Media (or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DHXM;TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), the world's leading independent, pure-play kids' content company, has grown the digital presence of its shows in the UK and Germany in a deal with Amazon Prime Video, which will see the subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service offering more than three-dozen DHX Media kids' shows to its subscribers.
Amazon Prime Video in the UK has licensed a number of titles, including season one of each of the new Teletubbies, Messy Goes to Okido and Looped; seasons one and two of Hank Zipzer; season three of In the Night Garden; and seasons four and five of Caillou.
In Germany, Amazon Prime Video has licensed a variety of titles including a first-run exclusive of Messy Goes to Okido, season one of each of classic Teletubbies and Slugterra plus seasons one and two of Hank Zipzer; and season five of Fireman Sam.
Josh Scherba, SVP, Distribution at DHX Media, said: "Following on our recently announced exclusive deal with Amazon Prime Video in the US, this newest Amazon agreement for the UK and Germany highlights the global appetite for our well-loved brands. With our deep library, we are seeing considerable demand for our kids' content, and we are delighted that our growing relationship with Amazon will allow Prime members to enjoy so many terrific DHX Media shows."
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world's leading independent, pure-play kids' content company. Owner of the world's largest independent library of kids' and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children's and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's library of content, Amazon Prime's offering of the Company's content and the availability of such content via Amazon Prime, the Company's digital presence in the UK and Germany, the business strategies and operational activities of the Company, and the markets and industries in which it operates. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risk factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company's annual report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC. 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, except as required by law.
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