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Monday, March 18, 2013

Canamedia Appoints Bill McGowan to VP Global Sales and Acquisitions and Unveils Solid Line-up for MIPTV

Toronto. ON – Canamedia, a division of Magic Lantern Media and Canada’s longest established broadcast distribution and production Company, has appointed Bill McGowan to lead the broadcast distribution and acquisitions team.

Bill will join Andrea Stokes, Manager, International Sales, at MIPTV (booth G3.23) with a new line-up of series and docs including Hellbound?, Saving The Ocean, Infidelity, and Robot Warriors.

As a current member of the senior management team of Magic Lantern Media, Bill brings over 25 years of experience in the distribution business and has led the company’s growth in new digital markets, on-line delivery and has opened non-theatrical markets for our producers of quality broadcast content. Understanding the needs of broadcasters and the many new digital and multi-platform markets for producers, this new role will help advance Canamedia’s overall reach

“Bill’s experience with content distribution in North American and International markets together with his excellent producer relationships developed over many years will help drive our Canamedia division forward” says Doug Connolly, President of Magic Lantern Media.

“I look forward to working with Andrea Stokes and building on the great work done to date for the producers we represent while connecting with old friends and making new ones in the broadcast industry” says Bill McGowan.

About Canamedia: Established in 1978, Canamedia is one of the longest established distribution and production companies in Canada, representing quality programming internationally to broadcasters and all content providers. Acquired by Magic Lantern Inc., Canamedia is now part of a growing enterprise that offers all aspects of worldwide distribution, original production and production services. As one of the industry’s leading distributors, the company has an extensive catalogue of lifestyle, factual, entertainment, travel, adventure, outdoor and documentary programming in both 2D and 3D, in addition to a vast library of educational content, available on multiple platforms. www.canamedia.com

About Magic Lantern Media: A leading Canadian multi-media company integrating distribution, production, television and digital applications serving the education and broadcast industries. The company operates from offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Saint John, NB, with over 50 agents and representatives worldwide. www.magiclanternmedia.com

For More Information Contact: Andrea Stokes andrea.stokes@canamedia.com

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