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Canamedia acquired by Distribution Access

Canadian producer/distributor Canamedia has been acquired by educational video company Distribution Access.
July 9, 2010

Toronto-based producer/distributor Canamedia has been acquired by educational video company Distribution Access. Canamedia, founded in 1979 by Les and Jane Harris, has a catalog of more than 1,500 titles as well as current production projects. Les Harris, president of Canamedia, will be added to Canamedia’s new parent company’s board of directors, and will be named Distribution Access’ senior producer as part of the deal. Harris says the arrangement ‘will position us to serve the growing demand for digital programming on a wide variety of platforms while focusing production efforts toward the needs of specialty and niche program providers… Producers and clients of Canamedia will receive the benefit of a stronger and better positioned company as we move forward together.’ Distribution Access president Doug Connolly says the acquisition provides his company with ‘significant new content for our digital applications along with a solid foundation for growing our global broadcast distribution division.’

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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