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BidSlate, Digital Media Rights ink digital distribution deal

Global content distribution platform BidSlate has inked a five-year, non-exclusive deal with New York-based digital video publisher and OTT channel provider Digital Media Rights. The deal covers distribution for five feature-length ...
February 6, 2018

Global content distribution platform BidSlate has inked a five-year, non-exclusive deal with New York-based digital video publisher and OTT channel provider Digital Media Rights.

The deal covers distribution for five feature-length films, including two documentaries: Dukale’s Dream (pictured, 70 minutes), charting Hugh Jackman’s friendship with an Ethiopian coffee farmer; and Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s Wildest Week (80 minutes), providing an exclusive look at Washington’s biggest weekend – the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner.

The films will launch across a number of digital services including Amazon Prime, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Pluto TV, TubiTV, Google Play, FandangoNow, Vudu, Kanopy, Overdrive, and on cable VOD.

Additionally, the films will be distributed across Digital Media Rights’ owned and operated OTT channels, including Yuyu, MidnightPulp, AsianCrush, Cocoro, and KMTV.

“In the past year, our catalog has grown by more than 400% and we continue to develop distribution partnerships that give us opportunities to place our films on numerous new platforms,” said Roland Rojas, co-founder and president of BidSlate, in a statement. “Digital Media Rights is a pioneer in the digital distribution space, and we look forward to building a mutually beneficial relationship.”

“We’re excited to be working with BidSlate on this promising list of titles and look forward to an ongoing partnership to fully realize the distribution and revenue possibilities of their titles,” added Digital Media Rights CEO Michael Hong.

Since launching in October 2017, BidSlate has expanded its library of programming available to international buyers, while securing partnerships with distributor Filmhub and service providers Premiere Digital and Payoneer.

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.

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