Toronto, ON – 4 December 2014 – DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announces numerous broadcast deals for Inspector Gadget (26 x 22’), its brand-new CGI series, which is an update of the classic kids’ cartoon.
Turner Broadcasting has taken the series for its Boomerang channels across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media, says: “Inspector Gadget is one of those classic properties that’s perfect for a contemporary version. It combines humour, mystery and zany accessories that audiences the world over will wish they had. This series has been updated for the next generation of gadget-savvy kids and our deals with these new broadcast partners will ensure Inspector Gadget will ‘go-go’ to new fans.”
Inspector Gadget is back! Dr. Claw has reactivated his global crime syndicate MAD and the bumbling, multi-tasking detective has been brought out of retirement to save the world! Tagging along with Gadget is his niece Penny and her trusty dog, Brain.
Now an agent in training, Penny uses her intelligence, martial arts and high-tech gear to keep her clumsy Uncle Gadget safe from harm – but it won’t be easy! Dr. Claw has a secret weapon: his handsome nephew Talon, who is eager to learn a little old-school evil as they try to take over the world.
Inspector Gadget was commissioned by TELETOON in Canada and will premiere on the network in 2015.
For more information, please contact:
Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR for DHX Media
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8985 4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com), a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media Ltd. is the owner of Family Channel, the most-viewed children’s television channel in Canada, as well as the channels Disney Junior (English & French) and Disney XD in Canada. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
About Boomerang EMEA
Boomerang is a 24-hour digital cable and satellite network offering the best in classic and contemporary animated entertainment. Boomerang targets boys and girls aged 4-7 and their families, offering an exciting mix of lighthearted and fun family favourite cartoons such as Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes. Boomerang has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 13 languages in 56 countries and in over 48 million homes. As it was rolled out to international territories, the network programming and promotion was made strategically flexible to appeal to the different local territories, often resulting in a cross section of target audiences.
Boomerang is a brand owned by Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. – a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS), a Time Warner company.
About Boomerang Latin America
Boomerang Latin America is the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. 24-hour pay TV network that offers lighthearted, funny and safe entertainment for kids 4 to 7 and their families to enjoy together. Iconic characters like Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo are here to captivate a new generation of viewers, as well as recent productions like LazyTown, Masha and the Bear, Oddbods, The Jungle Bunch, Pink Panther and Pals, and The Garfield Show, among others. Boomerang was re-launched in September 2014 and is currently available in over 34 million households throughout Latin America in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
This press release contains forward looking statements with respect to DHX including the debut and distribution of the series. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risks factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended June 30, 2014, and annual Management Discussion and Analysis. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by