Halifax, December 21, 2012 – DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content, is pleased to announce the signing of several international SVOD (“subscription video on demand”) and VOD (“video on demand”) deals underscoring its aim of exploiting the largest independent library of children’s entertainment content via the burgeoning number of new internet-based content distribution platforms.
New partners include Tesco-owned blinkbox which has added to its offering for the UK and Ireland alongside a deal for the same regions with FUHU, which has added titles for NABI tablet users.
Dailymotion will provide France, Switzerland and Belgium with various titles and also in France and Belgium, viewers will now also be able to access a selection of DHX Media content via the Canal Play Infinity and Belgacom platforms, respectively.
Elsewhere in Europe, a number of DHX Media shows will be on demand in Italy through Media Network, while in Slovakia VOD content will be provided by Voyo, in Greece and Cyprus by Riverdrop and in Turkey by D-Smart and TTNET. In Russia TVZOR has acquired a number of series in SVOD and AVOD (“advertising video on demand”) deals.
The DHX Media library has also proved popular in the southern hemisphere where Wananchi has snapped up key titles for the East African market and Opticom for Argentina.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: “We are firmly committed to seeking opportunities with new platforms, and with a catalogue totalling over 8,500 half hours of programming, we are well positioned to supply digital networks with a significant volume of quality content.”
David A. Regan – EVP, Corporate Development & IR
About DHX Media Ltd.
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.