David Colville, P.Eng. and D. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C. to fill two
currently vacant spots
HALIFAX, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. ("DHX" or the "Company")
(TSX: DHX), a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and
licensor of children's entertainment content, is pleased to announce
the appointment of two new directors to fill vacant spots on its board
Mr. David Colville, P.Eng., president, DC Communications Consulting Ltd,
and a former Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Canadian
Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and D.
Geoffrey Machum, Q.C., a senior partner with law firm Stewart McKelvey,
and Chair of the Halifax Port Authority, were appointed to the board on
May 16, 2014.
Mr. Colville worked in the telecommunications industry from 1970 to 1980
with Bell Canada and Maritime Tel. & Tel. after which he became the
Senior Director, Communications Policy at the Nova Scotia Department of
Transportation and Communications. From 1990 to 2004 he was
Commissioner and Vice Chairman (from 1995) of the Canadian
Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), during which
time he chaired the team investigating internet broadcasting vis-à-vis
the Broadcasting Act. Mr. Colville is currently president, DC
Communications Consulting Ltd., advising a variety of national
telecommunications companies. Mr. Colville was a founding member of
both the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Film Development Corp.
and the Nova Scotia Educational Television Service.
Mr. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C. is a senior partner based in the Halifax
office of Stewart McKelvey, a leading Atlantic Canadian Law Firm. He
is the firm's designated Strategic Marketing Partner and serves on its
governing Partnership Board, as well as on its Human Resources
Committee. He is recognized by national peer based legal publications
as a leading practitioner in his chosen fields which include directors
and officers liability and governance counsel. Mr. Machum is also Chair
of the Halifax Port Authority, is a graduate of the Rotman School of
Management's Intensive Directors Education Program, University of
Toronto, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr.
Machum is involved with several community organizations including as a
member of the Board of Governors of the Halifax Grammar School and as a
member of the board of directors of Symphony Nova Scotia where he was
also chair of the Governance Committee.
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of family
entertainment. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 10,000
episodes of entertainment programming worldwide and licenses its owned
properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media
is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies,
In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award
winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media's full-service international
licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG),
represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media
has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris,
Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto
SOURCE: DHX Media Ltd.
For further information:
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR