VOD Distributor ‘Syndicado’ Announces a Slew of New Acquisition Deals

originally published September 26, 2013


Online VOD aggregator and distributor Syndicado is pleased to announce a slate new acquisition deals that complement its distinguished catalog of documentaries, independent films and TV series.

Adding to their existing client list of distributors, Syndicado announces a distribution partnership deals with Frantic Films – with Winnipeg and Toronto offices in Canada, Level33 Entertainment of Los Angeles, CA, and First Hand Films of Zurich, Switzerland.

“While still early in its development, digital distribution is rapidly gaining ground and proving a strategic platform for second window and still relevant TV series.” said Stephanie Fast, Post Production & Operations Manager at Frantic Films. “We’re happy to partner with Syndicado which provided a compelling and strategic approach for us to begin monetizing portions of our catalog on some of the industry’s major Internet platforms, including hulu.”
“Capitalizing on the incredible momentum we’ve had with hulu, Amazon Prime and other major SVOD and VOD services, we’re delighted to have partnered with Frantic Films, and have the opportunity to work on some of their incredibly broad and market driven factual TV series.” adds Syndicado Inc., President, Greg Rubidge.

Syndicado has inked another deal with Level33 Entertainment to handle cable VOD distribution and Internet VOD for select titles from their catalog for the Canadian market. “Facing ever increasing challenges in the tight Canadian broadcast space, we looked for other channels to reach Canadians with our market driven library of independent and genre based films. Syndicado provided the most cost effective and strategic means to achieve this and we’re happy to now start distributing several titles to Canada on these new platforms,” said Sheldon Brigman, Executive Vice President of Level 33 Entertainment.

Further extending their content base in Europe, Syndicado announced a distribution deal with First Hand Films for a package of critically acclaimed feature and TV documentaries for distribution in the USA, Canada and several other major territories around the world.

About Syndicado

A digital aggregator and distributor of feature films, documentaries and TV programming on digital platforms such as Internet, TV VOD, and mobile. The company partners with traditional distributors, producers and sale agents, managing all aspects of digital distribution, strategy and marketing, on the leading digital service providers in North and South America and Europe. The company’s expertise and unique business model allows distributors and other rights holders a cost effective strategy to fully exploit emerging digital opportunities. President Greg Rubidge is also the founder of the new documentary film VOD site – ilovedocs.com http://syndicado.com/ http://ilovedocs.com/

About First Hand Films

We work as international distributor / sales agent and executive producer, with access to talent, story architects, directors, producers, broadcasters and funding bodies. We find the partners and the finance and simply make things work. We deal with the entire production process as its ‘foreign ministers’ – and then we deliver. We handle commissioned programs, and facilitate co-productions anywhere, through First Hand Films or our new production outfit Kiss The Frog Films.

About Frantic Films

Frantic Films is one of Canada’s leading producers of live action film, television and branded content. It has produced hundreds of hours of award winning programs that have set many ratings records. With offices in Toronto and Winnipeg, Frantic has also won numerous awards for corporate leadership and financial performance. www.franticfilms.com.

About Level 33 Entertainment

Los Angeles based Level 33 Entertainment is an entertainment company dedicated to redefining the landscape for independent film distribution. Level 33 provides innovative sales, marketing and distribution services for feature films and entertainment content, delivering a flexible and transparent distribution solution for all platforms including Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Digital and Broadcast.