TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cineflix Media Inc., one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of television entertainment worldwide, is pleased to announce that Andrew Akman has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of Cineflix Media. Akman is responsible for overseeing the company's corporate operations, information technology, and post-production. He is also responsible for setting up and overseeing the operations of partnerships and acquisitions. Andrew is based in Cineflix's Toronto office and reports directly to Co-CEOs Katherine Buck and Glen Salzman. "We are thrilled Andrew is joining Cineflix Media," said Katherine Buck, Co-CEO, Cineflix Media. "His appointment further strengthens Cineflix's leadership team and its ability to strategically drive growth. His wealth of experience and track record of advancing development and profitability through operational effectiveness and innovation makes him an ideal addition to the team." "It's great to be joining a team of passionate entrepreneurs with a growth story that's making noise around the world," said Andrew Akman, COO, Cineflix Media. "It's an exceptional company, with exciting opportunities, and some of the most talented and creative people in the business." Akman joins Cineflix with over 15 years of experience in the industry serving on senior management teams. At Shaw Media Akman worked as VP, Planning where he oversaw strategic planning and business integration activities. Previous to that at Canwest Broadcasting as SVP & Chief Administrative Officer, he was responsible for the integration of the Alliance Atlantis broadcasting assets, and oversaw corporate operations. Prior to that at Alliance Atlantis Communications as SVP Corporate Development and Investor Relations, he had a key role in capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions and oversight of the company's day-to-day relationships with analysts and investors.