DHX Media signs deals with several internet-based channel operators
HALIFAX, Dec. 21, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's
entertainment content, is pleased to announce the signing of several
international SVOD ("subscription video on demand") and VOD ("video on
demand") deals underscoring its aim of exploiting the largest
independent library of children's entertainment content via the
burgeoning number of new internet-based content distribution platforms.
New partners include Tesco-owned blinkbox which has added to its
offering for the UK and Ireland alongside a deal for the same regions
with FUHU, which has added titles for NABI tablet users.
Dailymotion will provide France, Switzerland and Belgium with various
titles and also in France and Belgium, viewers will now also be able to
access a selection of DHX Media content via the Canal Play Infinity and
Belgacom platforms, respectively.
Elsewhere in Europe, a number of DHX Media shows will be on demand in
Italy through Media Network, while in Slovakia VOD content will be
provided by Voyo, in Greece and Cyprus by Riverdrop and in Turkey by
D-Smart and TTNET. In Russia TVZOR has acquired a number of series in
SVOD and AVOD ("advertising video on demand") deals.
The DHX Media library has also proved popular in the southern hemisphere
where Wananchi has snapped up key titles for the East African market
and Opticom for Argentina.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: "We are firmly
committed to seeking opportunities with new platforms, and with a
catalogue totalling over 8,500 half hours of programming, we are well
positioned to supply digital networks with a significant volume of
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.
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