Press release from CNW Group
DHX Media licenses multiple library titles to digital and linear broadcasters in Asia
Monday, December 03, 2012
HALIFAX, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, has licensed several of its children's series from its library of 8,500 half-hours ahead of Asia Television Forum (ATF).
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has snapped up Inspector Gadget's Last Case and Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever, as well as the series Gadget Boy while PCCW's now TV in Hong Kong has acquired both seasons of new preschool series Monster Math Squad. SkyAsia Media Indonesia has committed to both seasons of Pirates, Adventures in Art and the first season of Urban Vermin.
In Japan, NTV has taken broadcast rights to Super Duper Sumos and Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century and Cartoon Network has renewed several Madeline titles. In Thailand, True Visions has picked up its fourth season of Super WHY!
Deals have also been signed in Australia and New Zealand with Quickflix snapping up SVOD (Streaming Video-on-Demand) rights to a number of DHX Media titles and TV New Zealand has picked up feature Bonjour Timothy.
Broadcasters have also underscored their commitment to a number of DHX Media shows, with renewal deals signed with Mediacorp Singapore for Johnny Test seasons four and five, Disney Channel Asia for Animal Mechanicals seasons one and two and Disney Channel India for Kid vs. Kat.
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. DHX Media's full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
For further information:
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR