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Friday, September 24, 2010

Canamedia Appoints Mike Lolato as Managing Director, Worldwide Broadcast Sales to Lead the Growth of its New Television Distribution Efforts.

Toronto. ON – Canamedia, Canada’s longest established broadcast distribution and production company, recently acquired by Distribution Access, a leading provider of non-theatrical video content, announces the appointment of Mike Lolato to lead the team of content acquisition and sales professionals to expand the Canamedia library and distribution business.
Mike will join Andrea Stokes, International Sales and Acquisitions Manager at MIPCOM to promote Canamedia’s new programming line-up and develop new opportunities for distribution along with Les Harris, Executive VP Production who will be on hand to line up pre-sales for Canamedia’s new thirteen part series currently in production - Fraud Squad –Season II.

In addition to his focus on North American markets and content acquisitions, Mike brings a wealth of experience to help build upon the success Canamedia has enjoyed for almost 40 years.

Prior to joining the Canamedia team, Mike’s career has included various roles at Astral: TMN-The Movie Network and more recently affiliate relations for CHUM Television advancing to Director of International Program Sales.

“We are excited to welcome Mike on board as part of our growing team.” says Doug Connolly, President of Distribution Access, “Canamedia is moving forward in key areas such as acquisition, production and new media, with an eye for expansion in all of these areas and Mike’s 20 years of experience in various media related markets will help expedite this growth.”

Mike Lolato added, “I look forward to working with the team at Canamedia and Distribution Access as they continue to build this respected business and am particularly excited about this new opportunity to serve global broadcast markets with the new productions being added to the library.’


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