Halifax, NS – 24 September 2008 – 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 signed three broadcast deals with major Australian broadcasters through its distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has renewed its commitment to preschool series Franny’s Feet while Disney Channel Australia has picked up Bo on the GO! and Nickelodeon Australia has acquired Martha Speaks, a Studio B Production with WGBH.
DHX also announces that it has signed further international distribution deals for the Astrada Creative series Grandpa in My Pocket. Canal+ in France, French-speaking TFO and Knowledge in Canada, CBeebies Latin America, Norway’s NRK and MTV3 in Finland have all acquired rights to the first season of this series. Grandpa In My Pocket has already been sold to CBeebies channel in Poland, South Africa and Asia, Canada’s TVO, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and Australia’s ABC TV, where the series has rated one of the top children’s programmes in 2009 to date. Warner Home Video UK has been appointed as DVD partner and Brandzoo is the brand’s UK licensing agent. Brandzoo is planning to debut the property at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe event.
DHX will hold a conference call for analysts to discuss its financial results on Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 am ET (3:00 pm GMT), following the release of its financial results before the markets open that morning. Media and others may access this call on a listen-in basis. Conference call details are as follows:
DHX Media analyst conference call:
Date: Tuesday, September 29 2009
Time: 10:00 am ET (3:00 pm GMT)
By telephone: 800-731-5319 or (416) 644-3426 for the Toronto area. Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the conference call.
Replay: Instant replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call at 877-289-8525 toll free or 416-640-1917, and passcode 4165281# (pound key), until midnight ET Tuesday, October 6, 2009.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd. +1 902-423-0260
David A. Regan – EVP Corporate Development & IR
AIM Nominated Advisors:
Grant Thornton UK LLP +44 (0) 20 7383 5100
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. is listed on AIM and on the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media’s production companies, Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film, are the producers or co-producers of 11 original television series or theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 1,700 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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