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  Film to Open on 1500 Screens with Special Telecast Intro from Moscow-based Ginzberg   Cannes – Newly established US distributor, New World Distribution (NWD) and Los Angeles based Winnol will join forces to release Russian box-office hit and film festival favorite ‘Generation P’ on 1500 screens and then innovatively across all VOD/mobile platforms on September 12th.  An independent US/Russian co-production, “Generation P” was directed by Victor Ginzburg a...

Recap of "A-Z of VOD" Panel

A-Z of VOD Panel Presented by Watchmedia, 19 May, 10:30-11:30, UK Pavilion   Chair: Mike Gubbins, Film and Media Consultant Speakers: Peter Dutton, Co-founder, The Movie Partnership Peter Gerard, CEO and Co-Founder, Distrify Uri Levanon, Digital Consultant, Watchmedia   When your film is up against big names, such as Disney and Warner Bros, do you have the same chance

New York - South Asian video content for regional and global digital media distribution

Within a couple of  months  two new platforms were announced which provide specialized  media content to South  Asian audiences on  a regional and global  basis. Both charge a subscription fee and use the internet as a distribution mechanism. The Databazaar Media Channel serving the United States and Canada was launched four month ago and uses a streaming device. It is tied to google-tv but also includes TV and film access via computers.  MELA which will start operations in September offe...

New York - South Asian video content for regional and global digital media distribution

Within a couple of months two new platforms were announced which provide specialized media content to South Asian audiences on a regional and global basis. Both charge a subscription fee and use the internet as a distribution mechanism. The Databazaar Media Channel serving the United States and Canada was launched four month ago and uses a streaming device. It is tied to google-tv but also includes TV and film access via computers. MELA which will start operations in September offers a mu...

German Films has relaunched its website

German Films has relaunched its website with a new, modern look. All the information previously found on the website is still available, but now in a more transparent, user-friendly format. The “Distributors’ Corner” has been updated with the new application forms and regulations for Distribution Support as well as further titles in the VOD library, and the new German Films Newsletter (available in German only) is archived under “Press Releases & Newsletter”. Under ...

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ITZON.TV Ongoing competition Call for Entries Online monthly film festival submissions open (rolling deadline). Submit at or Withoutabox Contact Info Festival's Websites: Festival's office: Smiths Far...

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itzon - taking the independent filmmaker to the forefront of Internet delivered TV How does itzon differ to what’s currently available… When itzon goes live, the first thing that you will notice is that it looks like TV and not like an internet video hosting website. There is a continual live stream of content being played. This is an enjoyable and familiar viewing format which showcases films at their best. To prevent video stalling (buffering) which ruins the viewing ex...

IFTA inks programing deal with NBCU

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has reached an agreement with Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal to provide enhanced independent programming opportunities on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as Comcast Cable’s VOD and online platforms, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced. The agreement, a summary of which was filed today by Comcast, General Electric Company and NBCU with the Federal Communications Commission, offers greater consideration for independent...

Baltic Event Introduces New VOD Platforms

Saturday, December 6------One of the most interesting presentations held at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's Baltic Event was the introduction of 4 new Video On Demand (VOD) services based in Europe and focusing on the alternative distribution of European cinema. The sessions focused on the profiles of the services, what kind of content they currently feature and plan to add in the coming months and how their business plans work vis a vis independent producers.   Modera...

Wizzard Media catalog goes to Joost

Wizzard Media the world’s largest podcasting network, today announced that it will bring a catalog of branded and independent video content, including the widely acclaimed “Tiki Bar” comedy, “Hilary Duff” music and fashion and the popular “Track-Shun” anime to Joost™ (, the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service. “Joost has long been recognized as a leader and innovator in delivering superior quality video programming to the Internet,” sai...

WebMovieNow Launches High-Quality Divix VOD service

WebMovieNow today announced the launch of a high-quality video-on-demand service powered by DivX® technology. This new addition to the service allows users to download premium video titles in the DivX® format in addition to the existing option to view content using Windows Media. This enhancement also extends the compatibility of WebMovieNow content to the Mac OS., an innovative video-on-demand site devoted to building a creative community, was recently created ...

Latest Survey on VOD in Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory and the French Government's Media Development Department (DDM) have published the results of a new survey of VoD services in Europe, carried out by NPA Conseil. Upsurge in number of services At the end of 2007, the survey found 258 VoD services in operation in the 24 European countries covered, compared with 142 services at the end of December 2006. This upsurge in the number of services is largely explained by the fact that television channels generall...


VoD - which licences for which markets? Debate in Cannes May 18 at 2:30 pm at the Ambassadeurs

"VoD - which licences for which markets?" is the theme of this year's European Audiovisual Observatory Afternoon in Cannes. This workshop has become a key part of the Cannes calendar and broke all records last year when over 350 cinema professionals crowded into the Salon des Ambassadeurs to hear the Observatory's latest industry-based analyses. This year's edition is, once again, freely accessible to everyone accredited to the market or festival. It will take place on Sunday 18th of M...

VoD vs. CINEMA? Panel in Cannes May 19: the "minutes"

VoD vs. Cinema?European Audiovisual Observatory Afternoon Workshop in Cannes breaks all recordsLinks to the presentations of the conference:Cinema admissions in EuropeVideo on demand in EuropeLes enjeux de la vidéo à la demande et de la vidéo en ligne Digital rights management systems (DRMs) Audiovisual Archives and the Inability to Clear Rights in Orphan Works Making Possible the Access to Our Film Heritage on VoD Over 350 film professionals crowded into the Palais des Festivals in Cannes to...

Over 150 Video-On-Demand Services Being Utilized in Europe

For the event of the Cannes International Film Market, the European Audiovisual Observatory and the French Directorate for the Development is presenting a study of the video-on-demand usage within 24 European countries. This study is being completed by NPA Conseil. As stated in the Press Release in Strasbourg: "The study analyses the various technical methods used for video-on-demand, the various economic models applied, the debate on regulation, and the place of video-on-demand in the cine...

Cinequest launches online fest content distribution

Cinequest, Northern California’s premier motion picture institute and one of the Top Ten film festivals in the world, today announced the creation of an online distribution and promotional division that will provide the most advanced and innovative secure video delivery capability of its kind. Called Cinequest Online, the service is designed to securely deliver DVD-quality, full-length feature films to fans worldwide via the Internet for the first time. The first phase of the service will la...


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