Content Media teams with Great Point in strategic output deal

Editor | 23-02-2014

In what it calls a landmark move, the Content TV and Digital division of Content Media Corporation has announced a partnership with Great Point Media.

Content Media is a global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes film, television and digital assets.

Content Film, its film sales division, holds the rights to 255 titles and also acquires top-tier documentaries. Content Television, its TV sales division, holds the library rights to 3,900 hours of TV programming incorporating major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids' series, TV movies and mini-series. Content Digital licenses over 300 hours of bespoke digital properties, in addition to the existing library, to digital media platforms worldwide, including on-demand, broadband and mobile.

The partnership deal provides Content Television with international distribution rights on Great Point Media's television output for two years, as well as the ability to collaborate on packaging, creative development and sales strategies for television content aimed at markets outside its UK base.

“The team at Great Point Media has unparalleled expertise and experience in the financing and development of television programming with true global impact,” commented John Schmidt, Content Media Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to partner with them as distributor and to work with them to tailor these titles for the demands of international audiences, maximising their potential from the outset."

Great Point Media Chairman Robert Halmi added: “We are excited to strike this new deal with Content Television, which will add a wealth of international opportunities to our existing business and a real global reach for our new projects... We have a number of exciting projects in development and are looking forward to announcing the first acquisition through this partnership very soon."