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DHX Television unveils Family CHRGD on Friday, October 9

Family CHRGD is powering up on Friday, October 9 with a full-day marathon from 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET. Series premieres for the day include: the animated Kung Fu series Xiaolin Chronicles at 9:30 a.m. ET; Horrible Histories at 10:30 a.m. ET; and Deadly 60 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The 13-hour marathon will be rounded out with popular series including the original hit Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, World of Quest and Be the Creature. Also part of the schedule throughout the fall will be Disney's Mighty Med, Phineas and Ferb, Kickin' It and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.

Sonic Boom debuts on Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m. ET following a triple-stack of Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage) including a new episode at 10 a.m. ET. Three back-to-back episodes of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will also air on October 24 beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Other programs debuting on the channel later this year include specials from Mattel's Team Hot Wheels; the underwater animated adventure The Deep; new episodes of the popular Canadian series Slugterra; and Fangbone!.
 

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Family Channel's new teen block F2N launches January 4

Family Channel is expanding it's offering with F2N – a new timeslot on the schedule featuring exclusive series and popular movies for teens. Beginning Monday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, F2N takes over nighttime viewing on Family Channel, anchored by the highly-anticipated debut of Degrassi: Next Class.


  • Third WheelMonday, January 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Guidance Tuesday, January 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Life After FridayWednesday, January 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Arts AcademyThursday, January 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • BetchMonday, January 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • LA StoryWednesday, January 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Let's Be HonestFriday, January 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Beginning today, F2N.ca will be home to a sneak peek to the first six minutes of the premiere episode of Degrassi: Next Class. In January, the full website will launch featuring show information, scheduling details and more exclusive video content.
 

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DHX signed a five-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation as described in this thread:

The deal includes 1,000 half-hours from DreamWorks Animation, to be broadcast beginning as early as June 2016 across DHX Television's channels. Series coming to the network include All Hail King Julien, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Dragons: Race to the Edge, The Croods, and many others. DHX will also co-produce 130 half-hours with DreamWorks. The announcement also mentioned 300 half-hours from AwesomenessTV, which includes the previously announced series airing in January.
 

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Family Jr. hosts a special presentation of Teletubbies on Saturday, December 19 at 9:15 a.m. ET. New episodes of the series continue on January 9 when the show moves to its regular timeslot, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 a.m. ET. Press Release.

Family Channel will premiere Lost & Found Music Studios on Friday, January 8 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Episodes will also be offered on Family OnDemand as they become available weekly beginning January 9. Press Release.

DHX Media has been commissioned by CBBC in the UK to produce two seasons of Airmageddon (24x22'), which will also premiere on Family CHRGD in Spring 2016. Press Release.
 

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Season Four of The Next Step Premieres February 15 on Family

The Next Step returns for its fourth season on the Family Day Weekend. A nonstop three-day, full series marathon begins Saturday, February 13 at 6 a.m. ET/PT which culminates with the season four premiere on Monday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT. Following the Family Day festivities, new episodes will air regularly Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning February 19.

Family OnDemand will also offer new episodes as they become available weekly beginning March 1, with select episodes available for viewing on Family.ca.
 

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Family Channel Lifts the Curtain on the Series Premiere of Backstage on Friday, March 18

Family Channel opens the doors to Keaton School of the Arts on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT with the series premiere of its new drama Backstage from Fresh TV. Following the series premiere, 30 new episodes of Backstage will air regularly Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/PT ahead of The Next Step. Episodes will also be offered on Family OnDemand as they become available weekly beginning March 19.

DHX Media Licenses Backstage to Disney Channel in the US & Internationally
 

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Family Channel laces up for original feature film Ice Girls

March Break gets an early start on Family Channel when the new original feature film Ice Girls glides onto the network, Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The weeklong programming event runs from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 and is filled with morning and afternoon marathons of Family favourites starting at 7 a.m. ET/PT including The Next Step, Lost & Found Music Studios, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), Nowhere Boys, AwesomenessTV and Cheerleaders. At 12 p.m. ET/PT each day, viewers can enjoy both classic and contemporary movies. Plus, with Family Channel on Free Preview this March, viewers across Canada can experience all the great programming the network has to offer for the entire month. For the full March Break schedule, visit Family.ca.
 

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Little People Moves Onto Family Jr. This March

Little People debuts on Family Jr. with a special presentation on Monday, March 14 at 12 p.m. ET. The series will premiere in its regular timeslot on Monday, March 21 at 3:55 p.m. ET.

The special Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue airs at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, March 14.
 

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DHX Media and Ragdoll Productions commissioned for season two of Twirlywoos

DHX Media and Ragdoll Productions announce that UK broadcaster CBeebies has commissioned 25 x 11 minute new episodes of the preschool series Twirlywoos. The series is produced in association with DHX Media, which also handles global distribution, merchandising, brand management and marketing and shows the program on Family Jr. and Télémagino in Canada.
 

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Raising Expectations is set to premiere on Family Channel this coming Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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DHX Media and Iconix forge deal to grow Strawberry Shortcake brand

DHX Media and Iconix Brand Group have entered into a long-term agreement to co-develop and co-produce a new animated series based on the iconic entertainment toy brand, Strawberry Shortcake.

In an additional deal, DHX also becomes the exclusive, global distributor for the Strawberry Shortcake back catalogue, adding 108 half-hours to the 8 half-hours of Strawberry Shortcake content already in the DHX distribution library.

Under the terms of the deal, DHX and Iconix will jointly finance, co-develop and co-produce at least 39 new half-hour episodes of Strawberry Shortcake, with the option for additional episodes. All episodes will be produced by DHX Studios, and DHX will be the exclusive worldwide distributor of this new content across all media, with the possibility to extend for additional seasons. Iconix will maintain ownership of copyrights and all intellectual property.
 

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DHX Media & Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. Strike Global Deal On New Animated Mega Man Series

DHX Media Ltd. and Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. have struck a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for a new Mega Man animated series based upon the legendary Capcom Mega Man video game franchise. Aimed at kids 6 to 9, as well as their parents who grew up loving the videogames, the new Mega Man animated series has a target air date of 2017, coinciding with the franchise's 30th anniversary.
 

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Family Channel's F2N heads back to school as Degrassi: Next Class Season 2 premieres July 19

Family Channel announced today that the second season of Degrassi: Next Class will debut on Tuesday, July 19 at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The network premiere leads into the release of the entire season on The Family Channel App three days later on Friday, July 22. Free of charge to Family Channel subscribers, the App will feature all 10 episodes from the new season of Canada's longest-running teen drama series in its F2N section. Degrassi fans who want to prepare to binge Season 2 can download the Family Channel App in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or visit www.familygo.ca for more information.

New episodes will continue to air weekly on Tuesdays at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Seasons 3 and 4 are currently being filmed at DHX Studios' Toronto production facility and will debut on Family Channel in 2017.
 
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