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Yekra launches self-distribution service

Digital distribution platform Yekra has launched a self-distribution service with a slate of doc features that includes the digital premieres of Tattoo Nation (pictured) and Sirius.
May 9, 2013

Digital distribution platform Yekra launched a self-distribution service on Thursday (May 9) with a slate of documentary features that includes the digital premieres of Tattoo Nation (pictured) and Sirius.

The service, which soft-launched last year and offers DRM-protected rentals, has raised $3 million in venture capital funding from angel investors Maurice Gallagher and UK’s Bray Capital. The platform uses bespoke AffiliateConnect technology, which allows studios, TV networks and filmmakers to build online audiences by genre or topic.

The service allows users to set price points for various platforms, such as connected TVs, web and smartphones, and generate networks of affiliate websites for digital distribution.

Films premiering this week include the skin art doc Tattoo Nation and Sirius, a doc about UFO clean-energy conspiracy theories. Other docs featured on the site include Hot Flash Havoc, Thrive and Occupy Love.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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