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Cinedigm Licenses a Roster of Nostalgia-Fueled DHX Media Programming Featuring Classic Cartoons & Childhood Favorites
[November 05, 2018]

Cinedigm Licenses a Roster of Nostalgia-Fueled DHX Media Programming Featuring Classic Cartoons & Childhood Favorites


The Agreement Provides Cinedigm’s Fandom Lifestyle Network, CONtv with Hundreds of Hours of DHX Media Programming, Featuring Inspector Gadget, Mummies Alive!, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego, Action Man, and More

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm (CIDM) announced today a content deal with DHX Media that will provide the Company’s popular digital-first fandom lifestyle network, CONtv, with hundreds of hours of classic cartoons and beloved childhood series. Cinedigm will reveal rollouts for the programming block at a later date.

The collection will include animated series such as Inspector Gadget, Mummies Alive!, Angela Anaconda, Action Man, Spider Riders, Heathcliff, and Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, as well as the live-action farce Hey Vern, It’s Ernest!. Viewers can easily access the collection on CONtv’s VOD service, and on the 24/7 linear streaming channel CONtv Live, available on Twitch, XUMO, and other platforms to come.

“This new roster of nostalgic cartoons and series transports viewers back in time, allowing them to rediscover the shows they loved as kids, whle introducing a new generation to these forgotten favorites,” said Erick Opeka, Cinedigm’s President of Digital Networks. “Cinedigm is proud to bring these beloved DHX Media shows back into the spotlight on CONtv.”



“Cinedigm has selected some really great gems from our deep library of classic content for their viewers to enjoy,” said Jerry Diaz, VP Distribution, DHX Media. “These shows are the perfect complement to CONtv’s nostalgic line-up, and we’re thrilled fans will be able to re-live their love of these classics, or simply discover them for the first time, on the digital network.”

CONtv is the leading digital-first entertainment network devoted exclusively to fandom. The network provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content, showcasing an eclectic catalog with hundreds of must-watch favorites, from elusive cult films and television shows, to celebrated genre movies encompassing sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, grindhouse, and martial arts action.


ABOUT CINEDIGM
For twenty years, Cinedigm (CIDM) has been at the forefront of the digital transformation of entertainment.  Today, Cinedigm continues that mission by providing content, channels and services to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Our content aggregation and distribution services power the world’s leading digital platforms and retailers. Cinedigm’s Digital Networks group provides channels and services that entertain consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more information about our content, channels and services, visit www.cinedigm.com.

ABOUT DHX MEDIA LTD.
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as PeanutsTeletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide.  

Press Contact for CIDM:

Jill Newhouse Calcaterra
310-466-5135
jcalcaterra@cinedigm.com

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