Deals signed across TV, home entertainment and digital platforms

MAR 2013

Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Vancouver. Xx March 2013. DHX Media, a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, has locked down a host of deals across multiple platforms in Canada.

Canadian broadcaster CBC continues to show an appetite for DHX Media content and has signed a renewal for seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the preschool stop-motion comedy animation, POKO (71 half hours). POKO has been a favourite on Kids CBC for xx years and can be seen weekdays at 10:00am.

DHX Media has inked a three-year deal with digital giant BlackBerry® for 1000 episodes of programming which will be available across the UK, US and Canada. The deal includes titles such as Inspector Gadget, perennial favourite Sonic the Hedgehog and several Movie Toons.

Berkshire Axis Media Distribution (BAM) in Canada has also shown great commitment to the DHX catalogue, signing a six-year home entertainment deal for a range of titles including Mona the Vampire, Are you Afraid of the Dark? and Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? BAM will be releasing titles in both French and English.

Josh Scherba, SVP of Distribution at DHX Media, says: "Canada remains a key territory for DHX and it's great that long-term partners such as the CBC continue to support our brands. We are also adapting to the changing trends in audience consumption securing deals with non-traditional outlets like BlackBerry® along with traditional home entertainment partners like BAM."

For more information please contact:
Janet Balmforth at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media +44 (0) 20 8868 0511 or janet@ddablueprint.com

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.
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