Magic Lantern Media Adds BBC Titles to its Canadian Distribution Catalogue

September 8, 2014

Toronto ON – Magic Lantern Media, a leading distributor of educational video content and on-line services for Canadian schools, announces today the signing of a distribution agreement with BBC Active Video for Learning to represent more than 1300 high quality video titles for Canadian educational institutions.

Through its ‘Distribution Access’ unit, the BBC titles will be made available to customers in DVD and all digital formats for use in Canadian schools and academic libraries. BBC, an award winning producer, is known worldwide for its quality titles that include the finest programmes ever produced for use in education and training.

This vast collection of titles covering STEM (science, technology, engineering & math), social studies, business and much more will be released over the fall semester, beginning in September 2014.

“We are honoured to represent this fine collection of BBC educational titles and be able to offer our Canadian customers not only DVD copies but in all digital formats they may require for their own libraries and student delivery systems” says Bill McGowan, VP, Sales and Acquisitions for Magic Lantern. “The collection brings new compelling content to our library of titles enhancing the depth and breadth our customers have come to expect from us” he adds.

“BBC Active Video for Learning is pleased to be entering into a new distribution partnership with Magic Lantern Media, to deepen and widen availability of the vast archive of BBC programming throughout Canada” says Jeremy Wilcox, Head of Sales & Licensing, BBC Active

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, with over 50 agents and representatives worldwide. Distribution Access, the educational division for Magic Lantern Media, currently operates AccessSTEM as well as the resources, and AccessLearningCollections

About BBC Active: BBC Active is a joint-venture between Pearson Education, the world’s largest education company and BBC Worldwide, the wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Visit for more general information about BBC Active and an overview of the other services on offer.
For more information contact:
Bill McGowan, VP Global Sales & Acquisitions
Tel. 416-363-4334