Docs

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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

Menu

Search