TIFF ’14: eOne, Vimeo unveil day-and-date distribution deal

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As VOD increasingly figures in indie film distribution deals, Entertainment One on Thursday unveiled a deal that sees Vimeo give day-and-date releases for fall movie releases.
The agreement will also see the online streaming service release eOne catalog film and TV titles on Vimeo On Demand.

The pact starts with the North American releases of Claudia Meyers’ Fort Bliss on Sept. 19 followed by Ryan Phillippe’s Catch Hell on Oct. 10, The Culture High documentary on Oct. 17 and the release of A Merry Friggin Christmas, starring Robin Williams and Joe McHale on Nov. 7.

Vimeo closed a separate deal to give The Culture High a global roll-out across its releasing platform.

The Vimeo deal follows eOne earlier this year acquiring Phase 4 Films to bolster its VOD, digital and home entertainment product roll-outs in the U.S. market.

More to come