KOTV appoints CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution Exec to expand its distribution division

Mia Desroches will occupy the position of Vice President, International Distribution at the formats specialist company. Barbara Vallant (Aroma Distribution) will continue collaborating with the company.

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KOTV has announced the expansion of its distribution team with the appointment of Mia Desroches to the position of Vice President, International Distribution. A specialist in the international distribution of media of all types, Mia started her career at Remstar Média and the National Film Board of Canada, and the past four years, was Director of Content Distribution Partnerships at CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution.

“For the past several years, KOTV has brought some very successful projects to international markets. We produce in French and English, develop co-production projects with international partners, and work with some of the world’s most important distributors. Mia’s appointment aligns perfectly with our continued ambitions outside of Quebec, and she possesses the experience and expertise to take on the direction of our distribution team and contribute to our global reach,” commented Louis-Philippe Drolet, Executive Vice President and Director General of KOTV.

Mia has a proven and significant ability to forge profitable business alliances and create excellent relationships with clients, partners, and colleagues. She brings determination and a commitment to maximizing return on investment to her work, which she takes on with enthusiasm and professionalism. The KOTV team is excited to add her expertise and contribution to the distribution of its many productions in the international marketplace.

“I am thrilled to join KOTV and contribute to the growth of this important production company. International distribution is a passion for me and I consider it a great privilege to continue my journey with such a talented and dedicated team. I am looking forward to attending the Banff World Media Festival next month, where I will have the pleasure of showcasing KOTV’s new scripted content,” shared Desroches.

Barbara Vallant (Aroma Distribution) will continue her collaboration with KOTV, working closely with Desroches and the distribution team.

SUCCESSFUL KOTV FORMATS
The anthology drama series, "Plan B", is the production that drew international clients and audiences to KOTV formats. Adapted and broadcast by TF1 in France in May of 2021, "Plan B" starring Julie de Bona, became the number one series in that market. It was also adapted for Flemish Belgium in March 2021, and a second season is in the works.

The Lebanese adaptation of the variety show, "Le Verdict", was highly successful in the Middle Eastern market, as was the musical variety show, "C’est ma toune", which ran for three seasons in Latvia, unseating "The Voice Russia" for the number one position.

"Pillow Talk", the English language adaptation of the "Entre deux draps" series was broadcast on Crave in February 2022, and "Question de jugement" has been optioned in six countries!

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