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We’re excited to announce that Will’s Jams is now available to families in the United States! If you subscribe to DISH, Will’s Jams is available on DISH Video-On-Demand through the Heartland Package and the DISH Movie Pack. To watch On Demand, just connect your HD DVR to the internet to gain access to thousands of On Demand titles. You can also enjoy Will’s Jams on DISH Anywhere which includes a mobile app and a desktop site. Download the app or visit www.dishanywhere.com and search for Will’s Jams. Read the full media release below.

Media release
For immediate release
June 25, 2015

Musical preschool TV series Will’s Jams now available in U.S. on DISH
Featuring Canadian kids’ entertainer Will Stroet

The preschool musical interstitial series Will’s Jams starring award-winning Canadian kid’s entertainer Will Stroet, is now available to families in the U.S. These comical and educational live action and animated music videos about sports, wholesome food, the environment and the imagination will inspire kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in their world.

DISH has inked a licensing deal with Will’s Jams Productions, co-owned by the Bowen Island-based Turtlebox Productions and Vancouver-based Pebble Star Productions. The three series of Will’s Jams (total of 27 episodes) is now available on DISH Video-On-Demand through the Heartland Package and the DISH Movie Pack, as well as DISH Anywhere, which includes a mobile app and a desktop site.

Will’s Jams also currently airs across Canada on Kids’ CBC weekday mornings at 9:25 AM. Turtlebox Productions and Pebble Star Productions independently produced the first series in 2012 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation commissioned the second and third series of Will’s Jams in 2013.

Will’s Jams has also signed a distribution deal with Picture Box Distribution, an international television sales agency and distribution company with offices in Vancouver and Toronto.

“We’re convinced Will’s charm will resonate with international audiences and we‘re excited to take the series to the world,” adds Marilyn Kynaston from Picture Box.

To learn more about Will’s Jams, visit www.willsjams.com. Will Stroet’s music and merchandise is available on iTunes, Amazon and online www.willmusic.ca/store. To learn more about the producers, Turtlebox Productions, visit www.turtleboxproductions.com.

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Backgrounder:

Turtlebox Productions: Based on Bowen Island, Canada, Turtlebox Productions produces creative, engaging and educational media for kids. Cam Hayduk is the director and executive producer of Will’s Jams and his partner Kathleen Kelly Hayduk is the producer. Their work has appeared on Kids’ CBC and Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse TV in Canada.

Will Stroet, Pebble Star Productions: Co-founded by musician Will Stroet, Pebble Star Productions is a bilingual children’s entertainment company based in Vancouver, Canada that inspires kids to be healthy, active and engaged members of our community. Stroet has recorded four albums in English and four in French and has performed more than 1,000 shows to young audiences across Canada and will soon be touring the U.S. He has received a West Coast Songwriter’s Award, Parent’s Choice Approval Awards and several nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, SiriusXM Indies (Canadian Independent Music Awards) and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

DISH: DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.8 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2015, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

Picture Box Distribution: Since launching in 2001, Picture Box has sold programming to over 200 countries worldwide. Partners Marilyn Kynaston and Kate Sanagan ensure that Picture Box provides cost-effective and efficient distribution and marketing services to producers of factual and youth oriented programming. From the financing and packaging of programs in development to the worldwide marketing and distribution of completed programs, Picture Box collaborates with producers from idea to audience.

Quick links:
Learn more about Will’s Jams
Watch Will’s Jams trailer
View Will’s Jams Photo Gallery
Listen to the music from Will’s Jams
Visit Will Stroet’s media room
Learn more about DISH
Learn more about Picture Box Distribution

Media Contact:
Kim Thé
Pebble Star Productions
604-727-4413
kim@willmusic.ca

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