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Extra: Bomanbridge, Omnifilm ink distrib deal; DRG goes “In the Dark”

In today's 'Extra', Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media strikes a partnership with Canada's Omnifilm Entertainment to distribute a selection of the prodco's top factual programs, and DRG picks up international format rights to a rebooted comedy game show. (Pictured: Namaste Yoga)
June 2, 2016

Bomanbridge, Omnifilm sign Asian distrib deal
Singaporean producer-distributor Bomanbridge Media has secured a representation partnership with Vancouver-based Omnifilm Entertainment to distribute a selection of the Canadian firm’s top factual programs.

Under the agreement, Bomanbridge will distribute more than 222 hours of premium factual titles such as the Discovery Canada docuseries Jade Fever, which has recently been renewed for season three; six seasons of History’s Ice Pilots; and Lifestyle Television’s fitness series Namaste Yoga (pictured), which has been sold to China’s International Channel Shanghai.

The agreement marks the largest factual distribution partnership in Asia for Omnifilm.

“[Omnifilm's] high quality, entertaining and informative, award-winning programs are sure to be well-received in Asia,” said Bomanbridge Media CEO Sonia Fleck in a statement. “We look forward to a long, fruitful partnership with Omnifilm.”

DRG picks up format rights to In the Dark
London-based distributor DRG has picked up the international format rights to the rebooted comedy game show format In the Dark.

The agreement, signed with US prodco Pop Monkey Productions and UK indie FUNdamental Television, will have Nice Entertainment Group-owned DRG shopping the format for the game show, in which contestants strive to complete challenges in total darkness, globally.

The original finished program aired in the UK on Channel 5 and has been distributed to over 20 countries worldwide.

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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