Halifax, NS – 23 November 2009 – DHX Media Ltd (TSX: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce several international sales of family series Grandpa in My Pocket, which was commissioned by BBC’s CBeebies network in the UK.
CBeebies Latin America has acquired the series as have HOP Israel, RUV Iceland, OKTO in Singapore and Greece’s MCOM. A home entertainment deal for Australia has also been agreed with Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ABC Home Video for Australia, where the series already rates as one of the top children’s programmes. ABC TV has also picked up the second season for broadcast.
DHX Media’s distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises holds TV, DVD and consumer products rights to the special effects-laden live action series which is a top-rating hit in the UK on BBC’s CBeebies. In addition, DHX Media’s consumer products division DHX Licensing has signed agreements with licensing partners that are expected to build on the success of Grandpa In My Pocket. In the UK, Warner Home Video UK has been appointed as DVD partner and Brandzoo is UK licensing agent. Australia’s Stella Projects, headed by Grahame Grassby, is licensing agent for Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd.
David A. Regan – EVP, Corporate Development & IR
Anthony Jiwa – DECODE Enterprises
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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