HALIFAX, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, has secured a several deals for its internationally successful library ahead of regional sales conference, NATPE Budapest.
MTVA in Hungary has licensed Arthur, Caillou, and Sabrina, the Animated Series in a deal for Free TV.
Chello Central Europe has licensed season one of Horseland for its Minimax Channel in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has also extended its license for seasons one though four of Radio Free Roscoe for its Megamax Channel, adding new territories including the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.
VOYO, a Czech based CME digital platform has also licensed a number of properties for its SVOD portal including Inspector Gadget and Dennis the Menace.
In Greece and Cyprus, local channel Smile TV has licensed some of DHX Media's classic properties including, Adventures of Super Mario World 3, Super Mario World, Dennis the Menace and Sonic The Hedgehog.
Slovenian PRO PLUS has licensed SheZow and Sabrina, the Animated Series, as well as a number of other DHX Media properties.
Kids Network Television (KNTV) has finalized a deal with DHX Media to license Mona the Vampire and Horseland for its Cable Pay TV channel, KidsZone TV in Baltics. The multi-territory deal covers Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. As well, online platform stream.ru has licensed a number of properties for SVOD broadcast in Russia and CIS.
Sophie Prigent, Territory Manager at DHX Media, says: "Central and Eastern Europe are key emerging territories for us, and we are delighted with this spread of sales across digital and traditional broadcasters in the region ahead of NATPE Budapest. DHX Media continues to produce internationally lauded content and we look forward to reaching even more broadcasters during and following the market."
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. 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, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
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