HALIFAX, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - DHX Media (or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), the world's leading independent, pure-play children's content company, has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") to allow broadcast advertising, effective immediately, on its pay television channel, Family Channel. "DHX Media welcomes the CRTC's decision to permit all specialty and pay television services to broadcast advertising," said Joe Tedesco, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, DHX Television. "It represents the next logical step in the implementation of the Let's Talk TV decision, when genre protection was eliminated, and it ensures that pay and specialty channels will now be on a level field." Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, high-definition, multiplatform environment. Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials, and is also home to F2N - an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel App, Family OnDemand and Family Online, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. ( www.dhxmedia.com) is the world's leading independent, pure-play children's content company. Owner of the world's largest independent library of children's content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates the largest network of children's content on YouTube. The company's robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children's brands.Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).