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Dr.Dave 2015-06-04 01:59 PM

DHX Television 2015-16 Schedule (Family Channel, etc.)
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DHX Television announced today the global phenomenon and multi-award winning kids' TV show Teletubbies will be coming to its rebranded preschool channel Family Jr. in late 2015. The series pickup consists of 60 brand new 12-minute episodes produced by DHX Media.

Source: DHX Television | DHX Television Brings Rebooted Teletubbies Series to New Preschool Lineup Set for Family Jr.

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Disney Junior & XD Rebranding!
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mike10 2015-06-05 09:02 PM

DHX should move degrassi over to one of there channels they are going to need some new original programming with disney content being taken away

Viper550 2015-06-09 01:01 PM

Well lookie there, mike10.

Degrassi: Next Class premieres in January on Family. Nice coup (well, its an obvious coup but still)

bigoranget 2015-06-09 01:22 PM

Yes but it will be reruns. I believe production for the show has ended and the series final is schedule to air on MTV either this month or next month.

proudcanadian 2015-06-09 01:49 PM

Degrassi:Next Class to air on Family Channel in January 2016 | Toronto Star

The youth-focused network says Degrassi: Next Class will return with 20 half-hour episodes, with cast members from the most recent incarnation reprising their roles.
“We are energized and excited to work with Family Channel as we tell stories for the new post-millennial teen cohort known as Generation Z, most of whom weren’t even born when Degrassi returned in 2001,” said Degrassi Executive Producer Linda Schuyler in a statement.

Dr.Dave 2015-06-09 01:50 PM

Official Press Release
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DHX Television | It's Not Over! Degrassi: Next Class Debuts on Family Channel in January 2016


Whatever it takes. That's what Family Channel is willing to do for fans and the network proves it by announcing Degrassi: Next Class, the newest version of the popular global franchise, will debut on Family in January 2016. After Thursday's news sent shockwaves through the Internet, fans and media showed an outpouring of love for the highly celebrated Canadian teen series. Reassuring fans that Degrassi as they know it is alive and well, DHX Media's Epitome Pictures will create 20 x 30-minute episodes of the series for Family.

"Both Family Channel and Degrassi have a longstanding place in the Canadian media landscape catering to youth and we look forward to welcoming Degrassi's dedicated, loyal and vocal fan base as viewers," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice President & General Manager, DHX Television. "By adding this series to our schedule we've been able to redefine what constitutes 'family programming' while maintaining our mandate to program series that are both relatable and relevant for the entire family. Degrassi explores sensitive issues in a responsible manner and allows us to continue identifying new ways to connect with families."

"Following an unprecedented and incredibly supportive 14-year relationship with Bell Media on Degrassi: The Next Generation, we are looking forward to reaching a fresh new audience with Degrassi: Next Class," said Degrassi Executive Producer Linda Schuyler. "We are energized and excited to work with Family Channel as we tell stories for the new post-millennial teen cohort known as Generation Z, most of whom weren't even born when Degrassi returned in 2001."

Degrassi: Next Class is a pull-no-punches dramatic series that tackles the real-life issues of high school students. Telling the stories of "Generation Z," the series focuses on a group of teens as they begin their journey into adulthood. Pushing their own limits and testing the bonds of family and friends, the students each find their own way to deal with a range of issues: from homophobia, racism, substance abuse and violence to burgeoning sexuality, body issues, heartbreak and the complications of dating in the social media age. The series strives to entertain its post-millennial audience while always reinforcing its core principle: You are not alone.

Keeping true to the spirit of Degrassi that generations have known and loved since 1980, Degrassi: Next Class takes the 485 episode franchise into its next iteration and remains the longest running dramatic television series in Canadian history. The new installment will see popular cast members reprise their roles including: Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini; Reiya Downs as Shay Powers; Ana Golja as Zoe Rivas; Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal; Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak; Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak; Andre Kim as Winston Chu; Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan; Spencer Macpherson as Hunter Hollingsworth; Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III; Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin; Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth; and Richard Walters as Deon "Tiny" Bell.

The Degrassi franchise is currently celebrating the 35th anniversary. Degrassi: Next Class is produced by DHX Media's Epitome Pictures, in association with Family Channel and Netflix. The series was co-created by Linda Schuyler who is also Executive Producer with Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski and Matt Huether.
Here's the announcement from DHX Media concerning the worldwide distribution deal with Netflix:

DHX Media Ltd. | Degrassi Graduates to Netflix - The Next Class Coming in 2016

DHX Media Ltd. today announced Degrassi: Next Class, a new series in the critically acclaimed Degrassi franchise, will premiere on Netflix in early 2016. The deal will see Netflix become the worldwide home for Degrassi: Next Class, excluding Canada, Australia and France, where the series will appear on Netflix at later dates. The series will be shot at DHX Media's studio in Toronto, Canada.

Note: The old Degrassi series is winding up its final season on MTV Canada.

Dr.Dave 2015-06-15 01:54 PM

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DHX Television revealed today that it's moving full steam ahead with its strategic content planning for Family Jr., announcing that Twirlywoos will appear on its soon-to-be rebranded preschool channel this fall. The new stop-motion series from Anne Wood at Ragdoll Productions, produced in association with DHX Media, takes young viewers and their families on a funny flight of discovery over the course of 50 11-minute episodes, exploring themes relevant to children aged 2-5 through comedic and imaginative interactions.

Full Press Release: DHX Television | DHX Television Lines Up the New Preschool Series Twirlywoos for Family Jr. This Fall

Dr.Dave 2015-07-06 01:54 PM

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Fresh TV today announces start of production on a new Family Channel original performing arts school drama, Backstage. The 30-episode, half-hour scripted series (shot docudrama-style) films this summer in Toronto, beginning today, and is slated to debut on DHX Television's Family Channel in Spring 2016.

Full Press Release

Dr.Dave 2015-07-24 01:03 PM

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Dr.Dave 2015-08-09 01:34 PM

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DHX Media and AwesomenessTV Enter into Development and Content Licensing Agreements

DHX and AwesomenessTV have entered into an original development and production agreement to create new series that will air on Family Channel in Canada.

In addition, DHX Television has licensed three popular AwesomenessTV series: AwesomenessTV, a sketch comedy show airing on Nickelodeon US; Make Me Over, a reality makeover series hosted by teen fashionistas Bethany Mota and Ingrid Nilsen; and Cheerleaders, a docu-series diving into the competitive world of cheer, also for Family Channel.

•AwesomenessTV (40 x 30-minute episodes)
•Make Me Over (26 x 30-minute episodes)
•Cheerleaders (26 x 30-minute episodes)

Viper550 2015-08-15 01:59 AM

AwesomenessTV is owned by Nickelodeon...

Could this be the start of a relationship? One could theoretically see Nickelodeon end its relationship with Corus, make a new channel under DHX, and make Corus!Nickelodeon into Disney XD or something...

mike10 2015-08-15 07:02 AM

they are actually owned by DreamWorks Animation

Viper550 2015-08-16 07:57 PM

Oh wait, I think I got it mixed up, cause the show itself aired on Nickelodeon...

Dr.Dave 2015-08-20 04:45 PM

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Family Channel takes The Next Step towards Full Out Awesomeness with its 2015 Fall Programming

Below is a chronological listing of detailed programming information for Family Channel's new Fall schedule. All programming is subject to change. All times ET/PT.

Nowhere Boys – Sneak Peek – Tuesday, September 1 at 6 p.m. (official debut this October)
AwesomenessTV – Series Premiere – Friday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Make Me Over – Series Premiere – September 4 at 6 p.m.
Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage) – Season 2 Premiere – Monday, September 7 at 6 p.m.
The Next Step – Season 3, Fall Premiere – Friday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Following the premiere, new episodes will air regularly Fridays at 7 p.m.)
Full Out – Movie Premiere – Friday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Big Ticket Summer Concert – Special Television Event – Friday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The Next Step Live: The Movie – Movie Premiere – Friday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Barbie in Rock'n Royals – Movie Premiere – Saturday, October 17 at 12 p.m.

Also returning to Family Channel this fall are the popular Disney series Jessie, Dog With A Blog and I Didn't Do It, and classic favourites Good Luck Charlie, Phineas and Ferb, Wizards of Waverly Place and A.N.T. Farm.

Family Channel subscribers also have access to Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them.

Dr.Dave 2015-08-20 06:47 PM

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DHX Television to introduce Family Jr., Télémagino and CHRGD this fall

Télémagino (formerly Disney Junior French)
New to the network are the previously announced Twirlywoos, CGI-enhanced Teletubbies; plus Disney content including Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Henry Hugglemonster and more, plus returning hits including Thomas & Friends, Justin Time, Strawberry Shortcake and more.

Family Jr. (formerly Disney Junior)
All of the above plus Curious George and the Canadian original puppet series, Playdate.

CHRGD (formerly Disney XD)

Joining the Disney content still running on the network – which includes Mighty Med, Phineas and Ferb and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero among others – are specials from Mattel's Team Hot Wheels property, the return of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures and the animated underwater adventure series The Deep. From DHX Television's original production slate comes the second season of the popular series Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), season four of the animated action series Slugterra and new adventure series Fangbone!

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