HALIFAX, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, has licensed three of its key kids' shows to leading Belgian broadcaster, VRT-Ketnet.
The multi-property deal includes 52 episodes of the brand new DHX Media series SheZow, seasons one and two of the CBC-commissioned show Monster Math Squad and season one of Martha Speaks.
SheZow, was also recently licensed by Lagardère Active TV Channel Division to air on Canal J in France as well as in Italy via a five year deal with Switchover Media's kids' channel FRISBEE. DHX Media has worldwide (except Australia) TV and licensing and merchandising rights for the show.
Produced for CBC and SRC in Canada, seasons one and two of the CG animated show Monster Math Squad were recently licensed to PCCW's now TV channel in Hong Kong.
Additionally, seasons two and three of Martha Speaks were recently licensed to Super RTL in a TV and VOD rights deal and will be airing this year on the German broadcaster. The series is coproduced by DHX Media and WGBH Boston for PBS Kids and has already been licensed to broadcasters globally, including CBBC in the UK, Nick Jr Australia, JimJam Italy and Sun TV in India.
Lara Ilie, Territory Manager at DHX Media, says: "We pride ourselves on children's content which has a solid educational basis and a universal appeal, and this deal with VRT highlights that those aims are being supported by broadcasters the world over."
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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