Halifax, NS – 14 October 2009 – DHX Media Ltd (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content is pleased to announce that it has been commissioned to create two seasons of a new children’s television series by the CBC in Canada. DHX Media’s Halifax Film subsidiary will produce the new computer-animated children’s production with the working title Pirates! in cooperation with Kids’ CBC. Season I will consist of 16×11’ episodes while Season II will deliver a further 20×11’ episodes. The series will be distributed by DHX Media’s distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises.
About Kids’ CBC
Kids’ CBC’s morning preschool block revolves around the basic philosophy: Explore, Discover, Learn! All of our shows and hosted interstitials are designed to promote preschoolers’ developmental tendency to explore and discover their world, and to learn and grow as they do. At Kids’ CBC we encourage children to think imaginatively and critically, take chances and approach life with enthusiasm, optimism and confidence. Our programming, while fun and entertaining, is above all else, beneficial to young children’s emotional, social and intellectual development. When families across the country tune in to Kids’ CBC, parents can rest assured that their children are watching award-winning, high quality, age-appropriate programming designed to promote positive and healthy child development.
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. DHX Media Ltd. shares trade on AIM and are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media’s production companies, Decode Entertainment, Halifax Film and Studio B Productions, are the producers or co-producers of 14 original television series and theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 2,200 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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DHX Media Ltd.
David A. Regan – EVP Corporate Development & IR
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