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Halifax, NS – 27 November 2007 – DHX Media Ltd. (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, has completed a deal for its new live-action series The Latest Buzz with the highest rating children’s broadcaster in Germany, SuperRTL. This is the first non-Disney live-action “tween” series acquired by SuperRTL. DHX has also received a second season commission for The Latest Buzz from The Family Channel in Canada, which was previously announced on June 19, 2007.
To date, 39 half-hour episodes of the series, produced by DHX Media’s production unit, DECODE Entertainment Ltd, have been licensed to broadcasters around the world, including Boomerang UK, Disney Channel France, Disney Channel Italy and ABC (Australia).
Michael Donovan, Chairman and CEO of DHX Media commented: “DHX Media has a reputation for producing smart, character-driven live-action series for teens and tweens with global appeal. We’re very pleased to have another international outlet for our growing library of quality live action programming.”
Neil Court, President of DHX Media’s distribution subsidiary DECODE Enterprises Ltd., said: “This is our newest live-action series and we’ve had a very positive reaction from buyers. We’re very pleased to have a number of major broadcast partners already in place. SuperRTL is the ideal platform for the series in Germany, and we are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the channel.”
About The Latest Buzz
A struggling youth-oriented magazine, Teen Buzz, decides to replace its staff with actual teens by running an essay-writing contest, providing an amazing opportunity to five students of a progressive high school. The story line unfolds around intense story deadlines, unpredictable celebrity interviews, high glamour fashion shows and cool music reviews.
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DHX Media Ltd.
Dana Landry – Chief Financial Officer
David A. Regan – EVP Corporate Development & Investor Relations
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About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. DHX Media Ltd. is listed on AIM and on the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media’s production companies, Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film, are the producers or co-producers of 11 original television series or theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 1,700 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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