1st November 2017 – Toronto Leading Toronto-based digital distribution company Syndicado and Screen Media Ventures, the parent company of the on-demand, advertiser supported digital streaming channel Popcornflix, have agreed on a deal that will see over 40 hours of both scripted and unscripted content debut on the service’s US platform.
The agreement sees Popcornflix stream a number of TV series including US drama ‘Betrayal’ (8 x 60’) that originally aired on ABC in the US.
Other series include food shows ‘Cake Walk’ (13 x 45’) and ‘Chef School’ (13 x 22’), as well as ‘Rich Bride, Poor Bride’ (26 x 22’) which originally aired on Slice and the WE network. Reality show ‘Keys to the VIP’ (13 x 22’), the highest rated program developed by the Comedy Network in Canada that also aired on FUSE in the USA, and paranormal series ‘The Girly Ghost Hunters’ (13 x 22’) complete the varied content deal.
Syndicado is a film and television digital distribution company founded in 2009 and headquartered in Toronto with an office in Las Vegas. The company’s focus is on global digital distribution to major Internet and cable VOD major outlets such as Amazon, iTunes, Google, Vudu, Shudder, cable VOD in the US and Canada and several other leading VOD platforms.
Popcornflix, as well as Screen Media’s other AVOD apps FrightPix and Popcornflix Kids, is available across major connected devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOS, Web, and smart TVs.
“We’re delighted to start working with Screen Media Ventures’ brands as digital markets continue to evolve and find new audiences, through strongly branded niche channels” said Greg Rubidge, President of Syndicado. “With the sheer volume of content coming online, curation is key to connecting audiences with our content and Popcornflix does just that.”
“As the Popcornflix audience grows, it is crucial to keep expanding our library with new genres and fresh content. These shows represent our commitment to give our users a diverse and exciting viewing experience. We are proud to make Syndicado’s popular shows available for free streaming on Popcornflix, FrightPix, and Popcornflix Kids” said Brendan Murray, Manager of Digital Acquisitions & Programming for Screen Media Ventures.