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The Orchard partners with Red Bull Media House

The indie distribution company will distribute Red Bull Media House's action-sports films on digital and cable platforms internationally.
July 8, 2014

Independent music, film and video distribution company and multi-channel network The Orchard has entered into a partnership with Red Bull Media House to take the latter’s catalog of sports films to digital and cable platforms worldwide, including iTunes and Comcast.

The deal will include Red Bull titles such as the Matchstick Productions ski film Days of my Youth and the Dana Brown motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter  (pictured), both due for release this fall, as well as the mountain biking adventure Rad Company, which was released in June.

This deal expands an existing partnership between the two companies that dates back to 2012, when The Orchard began digitally releasing Red Bull titles such as The Art of Flight.

The Orchard currently has a library of some 500 films. It has expanded its presence in action sports steadily over the past several years with titles such as Sherpas Cinema’s Into The Mind, which was featured in a New York Times sports section cover story on the market’s shift to high-quality travel and adventure stories. The Orchard supports its action-sports catalog through its YouTube channel, EchoBoom Sports.

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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