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DHX Media to be global distributor of BBC's new 'Airmageddon' TV show

HALIFAX – DHX Media has been commissioned to co-produce and distribute two seasons of a new series called “Airmageddon,” a skill-testing competition pitting remote-controlled flying drones against each other.

The series was created by Steve Carsey, who previously did “Robot Wars,” a game show that BBC ran from 1998 to 2004.

“Airmageddon” will be produced in the United Kingdom in association with Conceive Media, which also did “Robot Wars.”

The show will be initially broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corp.’s CBBC channel in the New Year.

Halifax-based DHX will broadcast the program in Canada, starting in the spring, through its Family CHRGD channel.

DHX Media (TSX:DHX.B) — which has an extensive library of TV programs for children, youth and young adults that it markets around the world — will also distribute “Airmageddon” globally.

Financial terms of the agreements weren’t disclosed.