Halifax, NS – 7 May 2019 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is pleased to announce it will debut a brand-new children’s subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) service called Kids Room. Launching Summer 2019, Kids Room will be an ad-free service featuring kid-friendly shows drawn exclusively from DHX Media’s leading library of kids and family content. The new SVOD service will be available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1.
X1 customers across the US will be able to subscribe to and access the service over the Internet by saying “Kids Room” into their X1 voice remote or by finding it within the networks section of Xfinity on Demand. X1 customers will be able to add Kids Room to their service for $4.99 per month. Kids Room will also be available on Xfinity Flex to Comcast’s Internet-only customers.
Curated for today’s kids and families by DHX Media’s expert programmers, Kids Room will launch with hundreds of episodes of great kids’ content, including such preschool favourites as Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, In the Night Garden, Teletubbies, Polly Pocket, and Strawberry Shortcake. It will also feature popular shows for older kids, such as Slugterra, Kid vs. Kat, Chuck’s Choice, Endangered Species, Storm Hawks, Sabrina: The Animated Series and Angela Anaconda. More series will follow in the months ahead.
“Kids Room is a new offering for DHX Media, and we are delighted Comcast’s Xfinity customers will be among the first to enjoy it,” said Joe Tedesco, EVP and GM, DHX Television. “As one of the world’s leading producers and owners of children’s content, we see Kids Room as a natural touchpoint to entertain kids with great programming in the expanding landscape of streaming opportunities. We’ve selected some really fun shows for the service from our deep content library, and we’re confident children are going to love Kids Room.”