Disney Channel

DHX Media Licenses “Backstage” to Disney Channel

Author: Nickandmore!


via press release:


New teen drama an original Family Channel commission

Halifax, NS, 8 February 2016 – DHX Media (“DHX” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), a global leader in kids and family entertainment content, has licensed its new original performing arts drama, Backstage (30 x 30’), to Disney Channel in the US, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Nordics, Benelux, Germany, CEE, Turkey, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Backstage was created and developed by Fresh TV in association with DHX Television. The series was filmed in Toronto and is slated to air on Family Channel in Canada in spring 2016, and Disney Channel in the UK and US in spring 2016, with international roll out in 2016.

Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution, DHX Media, said: “There has been significant international interest in Backstage. With Disney and Family Channel on board, we’re building strong international foundations for this new live action series. We are confident that teens all over the globe will find the characters and storylines compelling viewing.”

Backstage, a scripted series (shot docudrama-style), follows a group of outstandingly talented teenagers as they live through the highs and lows that come with attending the prestigious Keaton School of the Arts – from new friendships and crowning achievements to the angst and disappointments of the high stakes competition. Through diary-style confessionals and dramatic cliffhangers, Backstage lifts the curtain on these rising stars as they chase their dreams and deal with the day-to-day reality of being a student, a sister, a son, a girlfriend — a teen.