HALIFAX, April 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent international producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content is pleased to announce it has made five international sales of its new, animated preschool show Monster Math Squad. Monster Math Squad was commissioned by CBC and SRC and will launch in Canada this spring. The new international broadcast partners include Discovery Kids Latin America, HOP! in Israel, Korea's EBS, Astro in Malaysia and Now in Hong Kong.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: "These deals underscore the international appeal of this show and give it great impetus going into the international sales market MIPTV next week. We have strong partners on board early in the life of the series and we have generated considerable interest with broadcasters in multiple territories. We expect to close additional carriage agreements in the near future," he concluded.
Monster Math Squad stars loveable monsters that help children develop formative math-related skills. Got a problem with a pesky Picky Eater Monster who only wants to eat three round red things at precisely seven o'clock on Thursdays? Have no fear (well, maybe a little…) the Monster Math Squad is here! They love to use their monster math skills to help their fellow monsters in trouble.
The Monster Math Squad is mad for math and all things "mathy"… counting, measuring, sizing, sorting, exploring shapes, patterns, time… you name it, it's all math to these monsters. For the Monster Math Squad, math can solve any problem. The series' mission is to promote the love of numeracy, the understanding that math is everywhere, and the realization that math is fun!
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About DHX Media:
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com), together with its subsidiary, W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, is a leading international family entertainment rights creation and management company with three-award-winning production facilities, worldwide distribution and a global consumer products business. DHX Media has produced over 40 original television series, including world-recognized series such as Franny's Feet, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Angela Anaconda and Martha Speaks, and maintains a library of over 2,500 half-hours of animation and live-action programming. The company's global licensing group oversees a diverse merchandising portfolio for proven properties, including the hit U.K. series Rastamouse, airing on CBeebies. As one of the world's foremost producers of animation, W!LDBRAIN Entertainment boasts an exceptional slate of programming, including Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nick Jr.), The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO), Higglytown Heroes (Disney), Bubble Guppies (Nick Jr.), Oki's Oasis (Disney), The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV), Peanuts "Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" (FOX) and Team Smithereen (Disney XD). DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver, Los Angeles and London. DHX Media is listed on the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange).
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