DigiDev signs up more content for OTT channels

Michelle Clancy | 04-12-2012

DigiDev has announced an expansion to both its Sci-Fi programming and Silent Film Classics over-the-top (OTT) channels thanks to a pair of new content agreements.

An agreement with Mill Creek brings additional titles to the Sci-Fi channel, which is set to launch within two weeks. The new lineup includes creature-feature classics like Crater Lake Monster and Invaders From Space.

It also signed an agreement with Flicker Alley to complement the film classics licensed from Film Preservation. The library includes genre classics such as Judex, the highly acclaimed serial from director Louis Feulade, and several titles starring Rudolph Valentino. The Silent Film Channel will also be launching within two weeks, the company said.

DigiDev has worldwide rights in the majority of its contracts, and supports the delivery of content to Internet TVs, tablets and iPhone and Android smartphones.

"We continue our voracious appetite to license credible and niche content for both new channels and the expansion of existing channels," said Martin Greenwald, chairman and CEO of DigiDev Consulting. He added that the consulting firm Arthur D. Little expects the domestic market for OTT to grow to $15 billion in 2016 from a base of $2 billion in 2011: "The [forecast] is a confirmation of not only the industry but the opportunity for DigiDev.