digital distribution

Greg Rubidge

Focus 2015: Syndicado on digi distribution’s moving target

In the final edition of our Focus 2015 series, Syndicado’s Greg Rubidge discusses how his company is meeting the challenges of the rapidly shifting digital distribution landscape.


Syndicado inks international distribution partnerships

The Toronto-based VOD aggregator and distributor has inked partnerships with Winnipeg’s Frantic Films, L.A.’s Level 33 Entertainment and Zurich’s First Hand Films to digitally distribute titles domestically and internationally.

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TIFF13: FilmBuff takes on Burt’s Buzz

New York-based digital distributor FilmBuff has taken the theatrical and VoD rights to Everyday Pictures’ Burt’s Buzz (pictured), a documentary on Burt’s Bee’s founder Burt Shavitz.


TIFF13: Vimeo lures filmmakers with $10,000 advance offer

The partnership with TIFF will see the VoD site offering festival films, like Michael Dowse’s The F Word and Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, a $10,000 (U.S.) advance in return for their first digital window.

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DHX Media inks Canadian content deals

The Halifax-based kids producer and distributor has secured deals for series like Johnny Test (pictured) and Angela Anaconda across TV and digital platforms.

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No Heart Feelings gets multiplatform release

The indie feature, which first had a domestic theatre run in 2010, is being released on iTunes and south of the border on the inDemand VOD service.


Netflix expands PBS programming for Canada, U.S.

The expanded multi-year licensing deal includes U.K. murder mystery series The Bletchley Circle (pictured).


Syndicado inks acquisition deals with Buck, Tell Tale

The digital distributor and aggregator also struck a deal with Paris-based indie documentary distributor Java Films this week (Buck Productions’ Petal Pushers pictured).


Annebots gets greenlight from Amazon Studios

The animated kids pilot (pictured) from Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment will be produced as a full series, to be available exclusively on Amazon’s instant video streaming service.

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D Films lands distribution pact with Universal Studios

The agreement sees Univeral Studios Home Entertainment Canada distributing all D Film’s current and future film and TV programs to the home marketplace.