E1: Genesis of a powerhouse

1973: Records on Wheels Limited (ROW) launches in Ontario

1973: Records on Wheels Limited (ROW) launches in Ontario

Late 1970s: ROW begins to distribute recorded music for third-party retailers throughout Canada

1980s and 1990s: distribution becomes the company’s primary focus; the product mix expands to include video

2001: ROW establishes a CD and DVD business for Internet retailers

2003: ROW becomes listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as ROW Entertainment Income Fund, soon changing its name to Entertainment One Income Fund

August 2004: acquires Video One Canada Ltd., at the time the largest home-movie distribution business in Canada

May 2005: acquires Reel Choice Video Ltd., a wholesaler of video products

June 2005: acquires Koch Entertainment, marking its entry into U.S. distribution

March 2007: Throop engineers the takeover of ROW by Marwyn Investment Management for a total consideration of £80 million, and is listed on AIM at the London Stock Exchange

May 2007: acquires Navarre Entertainment Media Inc., a distributor of independent music labels in the U.S.

June 2007: acquires Contender Entertainment Group, one of the largest distributors of TV content in the U.K.

August 2007: acquires Montreal-based Seville Entertainment

September 2007: signs all-rights output deal with Summit Entertainment for U.K. and Canadian rights

January 2008: acquires RCV Entertainment, an independent film distributor operating in the Benelux region

March 2008: signs output deal with Yari Film Group; acquires ThinkFilm’s Canadian library

July 2008: acquires Barna-Alper Productions, Blueprint Entertainment, Oasis International. Maximum Film International and Maximum Films

August 2008: Seville Pictures acquires 21 titles from troubled distributor Christal Films

September 2008: announces proposed reverse takeover of DHX Media – comprised of Decode Entertainment, Halifax Film and Vancouver-based Studio B Productions – with enlarged group to be listed on TSX

December 2008: E1 announces interim results for the six months ending Sept. 30, indicating revenue increases of 18.4%, to US$253.2 million over the same period in the previous fiscal