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Halifax, NS – 11 June 2008 – DHX Media Ltd (AIM & TSX ticker: “DHX”), a leading independent international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content is pleased to announce a broadcast deal with PBS KIDS Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2 to 5, their parents and caregivers. PBS KIDS Sprout will debut the award-winning preschool series from DHX Media’s production subsidiary, DECODE Entertainment, Franny’s Feet, on Friday, July 4 in a special 90-minute block as part of the network’s Summer Fun Fridays event. Beginning the following morning, Franny’s Feet will step into her regular timeslots, airing every Saturday and Sunday within Sprout’s weekend morning block, The Let’s Go Show, and every day in The Sprout Sharing Show.
Michael Donovan, Chairman and CEO at DHX Media, commented: “Franny’s Feet is a very special property for DHX and we are very pleased that she will be part of this 24-hour outlet for preschoolers. We are proud of our ongoing relationship with PBS, and to be part of this.”
Franny’s Feet is a proven international success and can be seen around the world on channels in Australia, France, Japan, Canada, Poland, Taiwan, Denmark, Singapore and more.
About Franny’s Feet
Franny’s magical adventures transport her to places around the world, where she meets new friends and tries to help them solve problems, sharing her feelings, fears and advice with the audience along the way. Global awareness, science and vocabulary development are woven together with delightful storytelling for a seamless, entertaining and interdisciplinary learning experience.
In every episode, while helping her grandpa in his shoe repair shop, Franny slips on a pair of shoes and says, “Where will my feet take me today?” From there, the adventures are limitless. When Franny dons a pair of hiking boots, she is transported to the middle of the African Savannah. In a pair of sandals, she twirls into a Mexican fiesta. Mukluks take her on a wild trip to the frozen Arctic. In zoris, she travels to a tea ceremony in Japan.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd. +1 902-423-0260
David A. Regan – EVP, Corporate Development & IR
AIM Nominated Advisors: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100
Grant Thornton Corporate Finance
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. shares trade on AIM and are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media’s production companies, Decode Entertainment, Halifax Film and Studio B Productions, are the producers or co-producers of 17 original television series and theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintain a growing library of over 2,200 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
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