Fifteen years ago, eOne was a music and home video distribution company in Canada called Records on Wheels which absorbed a chain of record stores in Halifax, and with it acquired Darren Throop as VP of Operations. He ended up as President and CEO of the whole shebang. He is behind everything that followed.
That dinky but determined business acquired a taste for content companies, was bought out by an equity investor outfit, and went on an acquisitions rampage. Its logo appeared on Australian screens, it got to know the management team at Hopscotch and bought most of it in 2012. Co-owner Troy Lum was trooped into eOne as well, the company bought many excellent businesses, invested in Australian productions and then centralised its management back into Canada.