Sunday, May 26, 2024

Cinedigm Strikes Deal With Shout! Factory for Mutual Streaming Content-Deal

QCinedigm (NASDAQ:CIDM), an independent streaming company super-serving enthusiast fan bases, announced it has signed a rights-in and rights-out streaming deal with Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company. Through this agreement, Cinedigm will provide Shout with over 40 films and TV series for Shout! Factory TV, a digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favourites to pop culture fans. Such hits include The English Teacher, 22 Bullets, and Wolfblood Season 1. In addition, Cinedigm will receive over 120 Shout Factory film and TV series to use across popular streaming channels such as Fandor, Screambox and Bloody Disgusting TV.

Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences. Screambox, started by fans for fans, the streaming channel delivers every type of terror imaginable – Supernatural, Slashers, Classics, Zombies, Extreme, Psychological, Cult, Underground, Banned Movies, and more. Bloody Disgusting TV is a free streaming channel containing new originals, exclusive interviews with your favorite stars, video podcasts and ‘Bloody Bites’ shorts.

Cinedigm plans to launch the following films on the Company’s streaming channels:

  • The Plague Dogs: A stunning animated adaptation of Richard Adams’ novel, The Plague Dogs follows a pair of dogs who escape from a research laboratory and try to survive in the wild with the help of a cunning fox.Launching on Fandor.
  • The Slumber Party Massacre: A horror cult classic about a group of female high school students whose slumber party is stalked by a serial killer. Launching on Screambox and Bloody Disgusting TV.
  • On Golden Pond: The Academy Award-winning film featuring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda. Launching on Fandor.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo: A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous “friend”, escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. Launching on Fandor.
  • Camp Cold Brook: A paranormal team sets to check out an abandoned summer camp where a mass murder occurred decades ago. Launching on Screambox and Bloody Disgusting TV.
  • Raining Stones: The Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize-winning film by celebrated British auteur Ken Loach, about a man devoted to his family and his religion, who is determined to make sure his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) new dress for her First Communion. Launching on Fandor.
  • The House That Dripped Blood: Four tales of terror regarding the events at a creepy old mansion that features Horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Launching on Screambox and Bloody Disgusting TV.
  • The Neon Bible: British auteur Terence Davies’ Palme d’Or Nominee featuring Gena Rowlands in this heartfelt portrait of a boy’s life in rural 1940s Southern Town. Launching on Fandor.

Shout! Factory TV, which debuted in early 2015, is a digital streaming service bringing cult and classic films, TV, original programs, live-streaming events, and original content to a wide audience.

Some of Cinedigm’s top-performing titles will launch on Shout! Factory TV, including:

  • The English Teacher: An English teacher’s life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.
  • 22 Bullets: A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.
  • Wolfblood Season 1:Maddy Smith and her family are the only wolfbloods in Stoneybridge, which is a well-kept secret. They lead a peaceful life until Rhydian, a wolfblood, arrives and triggers chaos.
  • Short Term 12: A staff member at a foster care facility works to balance caring for the teens and the struggles of her own childhood. Starring Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Stephanie Beatriz and LaKeith Stanfield.
  • Highlander Season 1: the cult series from the 90s about the 400-year-old Scotsman Duncan MacLeod, who’s one of the immortals – a group of entities who for centuries have waged a war between good and evil that’s destined to culminate in the Gathering … where only one force can triumph.

“Given our long-standing relationship with Shout! Factory, we are furthering our company’s objectives to offer our catalog to targeted audiences,” said Yolanda Macias, Chief Content Officer at Cinedigm. “The partnership also provides Cinedigm an abundance of fresh content to refresh our streaming channels and excite our viewers. We know that genre fans are incredibly passionate about what they’re consuming, so we take great care in sourcing meaningful titles to enhance their programming experience.”

“In the burgeoning world of AVOD, SVOD, and FAST channels, having the right content mix is critical to building a successful digital streaming business,” said Gene Pao, EVP of Strategy and Digital at Shout! Factory. “Our collaborative relationship with Cinedigm allows us to offer the best possible programming to our respective audiences. This unique partnership allows both Shout! Factory and Cinedigm maintain its leadership position in the industry.”

An innovator in the digital transformation of the entertainment industry for more than two decades, Cinedigm’s core mission is to entertain the world by building the world’s best portfolio of enthusiast channels and services for the streaming generation. Through a diverse mix of premium SVOD services and dedicated AVOD and FAST channels, Cinedigm’s streaming portfolio reaches indie film (Fandor), horror (Screambox and Bloody Disgusting) and family entertainment (Dove Channel), as well as dedicated channels for iconic entertainers, led by Bob Ross (The Bob Ross Channel). Cinedigm’s ultimate goal is to build destinations that immerse viewers in content they love while staying at the forefront of technology as the streaming industry continues to evolve.


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