Client news · 14 March, 2018

Syndicado inks distribution deal with Filmoption International

Digital distributor acquires US digital distribution rights to over 30 hours of factual entertainment content

Leading Toronto-based digital distribution company Syndicado has inked a digital distribution deal with fellow Canadian distributor Filmoption International that sees the company acquire the digital distribution rights to over 30 hours of factual content for the US.

The deal with Filmoption International covers a broad range of factual entertainment and documentary content. Highlights include ‘American Tiger’ (1 x 60’), originally shown on Nat Geo Wild! which explores the relationship between human and beast in the context of the 21st century’s wild tiger crisis and ‘Avoiding Apocalypse’ (6 x 60’) which reveals how top scientists are developing technology to help society avoid collapse as environmental issues are becoming more catastrophic. The series was originally shown on Discovery Science Canada.

The agreement also includes the 13 x 60’ travel series ‘The Joy of Touring’ that aired in Discovery. Vietnam, Turkey, South African safaris, national parks of America and gastronomic getaways in France are just a few of the many tourism experiences showcased in this series. 

Other factual films include ‘Two of a Kind’, a documentary study in identical twins conducted by world-renowned genetic epidemiologist Dr. Tim Spector and ‘The Antibiotic Hunters’ which features scientists scouring ice caves, deep ocean trenches and collect crocodile blood in the hope of discovering rare and exotic bacteria with which to create new antibiotics. Both films aired as episodes of Canadian broadcaster CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’ strand.

We’re delighted to be working with our Canadian counterparts Filmoption International. We’re confident audiences of US-based digital platforms will enjoy such a wide range of premium factual content” said Greg Rubidge, President of Syndicado.

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, Popcornflix, cable VOD in the US and Canada and several other leading VOD platforms.

Syndicado recently announced sales of over 40 hours of both scripted and unscripted content Popcornflix and acquisition of a selection of films from British director Tony Palmer and Isolde Films including the ‘lost’ Leonard Cohen documentary ‘Bird on a Wire’ .