Halifax, NS – 16 March 2017 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B, NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has signed an exclusive deal with ZDF to launch season one of its new Teletubbies series on children’s channel KiKA in Germany. The launch will build on the huge success of the original version of the iconic preschool show that first aired in Germany in 1999.
Josh Scherba, EVP Distribution and Content at DHX Media, said: “Kids are now enjoying the new Teletubbies show in more than 24 territories around the world. As we continue this global rollout, Germany is a key market, so we are thrilled that the region’s top kids’ channel, KiKA, has picked up the new series. The original Teletubbies was a huge success in Germany, and we’re building on this fantastic heritage with the new series.”
As the flagship property in DHX Media’s strategy to build global brands, the new Teletubbies continues to perform extremely well and is gaining international momentum. Globally, the licensing program is growing rapidly, with more than 85 top-tier partners signed to date, underscoring its position as one of the best-loved and most recognizable children’s properties.
The new Teletubbies follows the same four huggable characters and styling as the original show and has been visually modernized by DHX Media and award-winning U.K. production company, Darrall Macqueen, bringing a refreshed and contemporary look and feel to one of the world’s favourite preschool properties. The show has been picked up by 24 broadcasters worldwide, including Nickelodeon in the U.S. and Family Jr. in Canada, as well as Amazon Prime Video in the U.K., where the commissioning broadcaster is CBeebies.
For more information, please contact:
Investor Relations: Nancy Chan-Palmateer – Director, Investor Relations, DHX Media Ltd.
Financial Media: Shaun Smith – Director, Corporate Communications, DHX Media Ltd.
Trade Media: Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR
+44 (0) 20 7932 9800
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 12,500 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).