DHX Media appoints Peter Byrne as CEO of Copyright Promotions Licensing Group
HALIFAX, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX), a leading
independent producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children's
entertainment content, has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly
owned licensing company Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG).
CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, managing the
licensing and merchandising rights for some of the leading entertainment,
sports and consumer goods brands, including clients such as 20(th) Century
Fox, Activision, Dreamworks Animation, Saban Brands, St Andrews Links and the
Rugby Football Union.
Peter joins CPLG with a wealth of industry experience in worldwide consumer
products, having held many senior roles during his career including EVP
Consumer Products at HIT Entertainment, EVP Worldwide Licensing and
Merchandising at 20(th) Century Fox, VP Northern Europe for Sara Lee Branded
Apparel and General Manager for Fruit of the Loom. Most recently Peter ran his
own global licensing consultancy working with clients such as Guinness World
Records, Aardman Animations and Jazeera Children's Channel.
Commenting on Peter's appointment, Michael Donovan, CEO at DHX Media says:
"Peter has an impressive track record in building major global brands and is
going to be a great asset to CPLG and DHX Media. CPLG is an integral part of
the DHX Media vision and we are delighted to have secured someone of Peter's
caliber to gear up for profitable growth both in Europe and beyond."
Peter Byrne adds: "CPLG has such an incredible pedigree and is a company I
have greatly admired and worked alongside for many years, so I am really
excited to be leading the company through its next phase of growth."
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and
licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and
distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and
exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business.
DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries,
Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!,
Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for
Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. 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,
Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
CPLG is one of the world's leading entertainment and sport licensing agencies
with offices in the UK, U.S, Canada, Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal
and Spain.CPLG, a DHX Media Ltd. Company has more than 35 years of
experience in the licensing industry. CPLG's often-imitated company structure
provides each of its clients with dedicated licensing, marketing and industry
professionals and a fully-integrated design, legal and accounting service.
David A. Regan - EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260
SOURCE: DHX MEDIA LTD.
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