Content Media Corporation’s international distribution arm Content Television and Digital has inked a distribution deal with London-based Great Point Media – the production company led by Robert Halmi, Jr., who founded the Hallmark Channel.
Per the terms of the deal, Content Television and Digital are taking international distribution rights to Great Point Media’s television output for the next two years. The deal also allows the two companies to collaborate on packaging, creative development and sales strategies for television content aimed at the international market.
“Robi, Jim and the team at Great Point Media have unparalleled expertise and experience in the financing and development of television programming with true global impact”, said John Schmidt, CEO of Content Media Corporation. “We are delighted to partner with them as distributor and to work with them to tailor these titles for the demands of international audiences, maximizing their potential from the outset.”
While Robert Halmi, Jr, Chairman of Great Point Media, 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 always been impressed by Content’s strong portfolio of programming and its tailored approach to the distribution of each and every new title. We have a number of exciting projects in development and are looking forward to announcing the first acquisition through this partnership very soon.”
This is the latest such deal that Content Television and Digital has signed with an independent production company as they look to increase their portfolio of content which will appeal to international buyers. Other such deals have included first look deals with Artists Studio – the indie behind BBC Two’s The Fall, which Content also distributes outside of Continental Europe – and Edyson Entertainment in LA and Toronto, as well as straight distribution deals with Jigsaw Productions, Collins Avenue and Aito Media.