Press release from CNW Group
DHX MEDIA ACQUIRES DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO SHEZOW!
Friday, April 01, 2011
DHX MEDIA ACQUIRES DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO SHEZOW!09:38 EDT Friday, April 01, 2011www.dhxmedia.comTSX: DHXHALIFAX, April 1 /CNW/ - DHX Media (TSX: DHX) has acquired worldwide TV and merchandising licensing rights (excluding Australia) to new animated comedy SheZow! on the eve of next week's industry sales event, MIPTV. The 26 half-hour animated comedy, which received development and investment funding from Film Victoria, is created by showrunner Obie Scott Wade and produced by Australia's Moody Street Kids and LA-based Kickstart Productions for Channel 10. It has also presold to ABC Australia.Michael Donovan, CEO and chairman of DHX Media said: "We are delighted to partner withMoody Street Kids and Kickstart Productions to provide the distribution for this fun and humourous kids series. It is another example of the strength of DHX Media's distribution and newly acquired licensing strength via our September acquisition of W!LDBRAIN Entertainment."About DHX Media Ltd. DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing, with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. With offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and three award-winning production facilities, including the recently acquired Wildbrain Entertainment, DHX Media is the producer or co-producer of over 40 original television series and maintains a library of over 2,300 half-hours of television productions that spans both animated and live action programming. Live action series include That's So Weird, How to be Indie and This Hour Has 22 Minutes; animated series include Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs Kat, dirtgirlworld, Franny's Feet, Martha Speaks and new preschool show Rastamouse. DHX Media Ltd. shares are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.dhxmedia.comDisclaimerThis press release contains forward looking statements with respect to the Company. 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 related to market factors, customer contract interpretation, application of accounting policies and principles, and production related risks, and other factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's short form prospectus dated April 9, 2010 and in the Company's Amended Annual Information Form incorporated by reference therein. 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.For further information: Enquiries: DHX Media Ltd. +1 902-423-0260 David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR