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Cineflix Rights signs exclusive first-look deal with October Films

Mar 28, 2013

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television content distributors, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with acclaimed British producer October Films. The deal sees Cineflix Rights take worldwide rights for all of October’s new programming for the next two years.

The deal with October Films, brokered by Cineflix Rights SVP of Acquisitions Noel Hedges, builds on five years of consistent growth of Cineflix Rights’ acquisitions division. The distributor currently has strategic partnerships with around 50 third-party producers who provide nearly half of the programming content of its 3200 hour catalogue, including LMNO Productions, Impossible Pictures, Windfall Films, Seven Network Australia and Blink Films.

October Films is one of the UK’s most prestigious television producers. Its productions have received more than 90 international awards and it is consistently voted one of the top ten producers in the annual peer polls run by the UK’s Broadcast and Televisual magazines. With major broadcasting clients across the world, October’s recent productions include critically acclaimed documentaries such as WORLD WAR II FROM SPACE (History Channel) and LETTING GO (BBC One), innovative science/history crossover series BACK FROM THE DEAD (Channel 4/National Geographic), the returning popular factual entertainment series RUDE TUBE (Channel 4) and popular science series YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (Discovery Channel).

Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Building our third party content is central to Cineflix Rights' growth strategy. October's programming is of the highest quality and is a proven success with international broadcasters. We're absolutely delighted to be partnering with October Films and we look forward to adding some fantastic programming from them to our catalogue.”

Denman Rooke, Managing Director of October Films said: “October is delighted to be joining forces with Cineflix. Their global reach, proactive approach and commitment to quality fit perfectly with our values and ambitions. With international programming an increasingly important part of our productions, we know our relationship with our distributor is more important than ever. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with Cineflix as a key part of our continuing growth and expansion.”

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of more than 3200 hours of established, returning series and fresh content that is successfully building broadcasters’ schedules worldwide. The Company’s roster of factual and scripted in-house and third-party programmes from 50 producer partners covers a wide breadth of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561

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