Press release from CNW Group
DHX Media announces order for its new proprietary series, SATISFACTION
Thursday, January 10, 2013
HALIFAX, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content, is pleased to announce the commissioning by CTV of 12 half-hour episodes of its original comedy series, SATISFACTION.
Produced by DHX Media in association with CTV, SATISFACTION takes a humorous look at a group of friends who are completely uninhibited as they share their relationship woes and romantic wins, life crises, and personal ambitions. With production beginning late this spring, CTV will broadcast 12 half-hour episodes in addition to the pilot shot last fall in Toronto.
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
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. CTV series include ratings success stories Saving Hope and The Listener. Motive was one of the three scripted series that Bell Media ordered in 2012 along with the heart-warming, television holiday feature, The Horses Of McBride. New for 2013, CTV has ordered The Amazing Race Canada, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series, relationship comedy Satisfaction and the action-packed undercover detective drama In Play (working title). As well, Bell Media has also ordered a pilot for half-hour comedy Spun Out. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.
Bell Media's Canadian specialty series include two-time Emmy®-nominated hit Degrassi, new game show comedy Match Game, new documentary series Engraved On A Nation, pop culture series Celebrity Style Story, mythological/action series Primeval: New World, and hysterical comedy series Just For Laughs: All Access. Specialty series currently in production include Orphan Black and Panic Button, along with the order for Bitten.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
For further information:
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR