HALIFAX , May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (DHX.TO), a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's entertainment content has secured a deal with Viacom Media Networks, licensing season six and renewing seasons one and two of Johnny Test to Nickelodeon Germany .
This deal highlights the network's commitment to the Johnny Test series, as it has now secured all six seasons and 117 episodes. Johnny Test has been a success on Nickelodeon Germany and has garnered in excess of 14.6 million viewers aged three years or older since 2009.
Wiebke Hoefer, Senior Director of Sales Europe at DHX Media, says: "DHX Media prides itself on producing and managing dynamic properties, and Johnny Test is a fantastic example of this. We are thrilled that the show will be broadcast to existing and new fans on Nickelodeon in Germany ."
Victor Coolman , Vice President Programming Nickelodeon , Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe adds: "For a broadcaster nothing is better than having a show that is successful on air, but on top of that, also stays in production over the course of the years. Johnny Test has been a solid performer for us for more than six years, and we are looking forward to continuing that for many more."
About DHX Media
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.
Nickelodeon is a worldwide broadcasting kids TV-channel and home to some of the most beloved kids' series of our time, amongst them SpongeBob Squarepants, iCarly, the Penguins of Madagascar , Kung Fu Panda, Fairly Odd Parents, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues as well as the star-studded yearly Kids' Choice Awards Show. The company includes television programming, consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon Northern Europe with headquarters in Berlin offers Nickelodeon content in 14 countries and 10 languages including local productions such as Het Huis Anubis / Das Haus Anubis, Cheeese, Hotel 13 and Nick Battle on its channels Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Hits, TeenNick and Kindernet.
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