Halifax, NS – 5 September 2017 – DHX Media Ltd. (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Diaz as VP Distribution. In this role, Mr. Diaz will have direct responsibility for managing the global sales and distribution business at DHX Media, and will report to Josh Scherba, EVP, Content and Distribution, who holds overall responsibility for creating and selling winning kids’ and family content for the Company.
Bringing more than three decades of experience, Mr. Diaz is a veteran of the global content distribution business. He joins DHX Media after more than seven years leading global sales and distribution at Corus Entertainment’s animation arm, Nelvana Enterprises, where as VP of Worldwide Sales and Distribution, he also sold directly into Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Spain, Portugal and South America.
Prior to Nelvana, Mr. Diaz ran his own distribution company for two years, representing various producers, including TV-Loonland (TVL), Evergreen Entertainment and Scholastic Entertainment in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. This followed an eight-year stint with TVL, five years at Hearst Entertainment and seven years with the ABC Distribution Company, where he sold the international rights to ABC-produced programs, as well as the Academy Awards, Super Bowl and Indy 500.
Based in Toronto, ON, Mr. Diaz hails originally from New Jersey, and holds a BA in Communications from William Paterson University.
In his new role at DHX Media, Mr. Diaz will work closely with Josh Scherba and the rest of the Distribution team to sell DHX Media’s growing library of outstanding kids’ and family content to the global audience.
“Jerry’s reputation and relationships in the kids’ content world are exceptional,” said Mr. Scherba. “I have had the privilege of knowing Jerry personally for over 15 years and am thrilled to have him bring his experience and talent to DHX Media. We anticipate he will bring great benefits working alongside our stellar distribution team and help to provide key insights into the global market for our leading content development team.”
“I’ve had a strong peer relationship with Josh and the DHX Media team for many years in the kids’ content space,” said Mr. Diaz. “I am excited about what DHX has to offer its customers and am thrilled to be joining a respected and seasoned team, well-liked for their relentless pursuit of excellence in the growing kids’ content arena.”
Mr. Diaz’s appointment follows the integration of DHX Media’s Studios and Distribution management teams in February 2017. At that time, Anne Loi was named EVP, Global Operations, with responsibility for overseeing all studio and distribution group operations and Josh Scherba was appointed EVP, Content and Distribution, with Stephanie Betts appointed SVP, Development and Current Series, reporting to Mr. Scherba.
For more information, please contact:
Trade Media: Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint PR
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About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.