London-based digital distributor and VOD content management company MoMedia announced today that it has inked a deal to distribute content from Toronto-based Shaftesbury’s television and movie catalog.
Under the terms of the agreement MoMedia repackage and distribute 37 hours of Shaftesbury’s movie and TV content including the romantic comedy feature “Dirty Singles” and all four seasons (72 episodes) of the 30-minute Canadian family dramedy “Life with Derek” (pictured) and its spin-off film “Vacation with Derek.” The agreement covers English speaking territories North America, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
MoMedia support the catalog with social media marketing campaigns and other promotional activity. It will also provide Shaftesbury with real time analytics on sales performance and illegal torrent activity via a proprietary web-based dashboard tool.
Founded in 2013 by a team of TV veterans from Sky, BBC, Channel 5, Warner, NBCUniversal and Endemol, MoMedia specializes in documentaries, independent films and kids’ content. It distributes properties ranging from the animated series “Transformers: Rescue Bots” and “G.I. Joe: Renegades” to independent films such as “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Philomena” across major global and local VOD platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant, Xbox, Samsung and Hulu. The company’s backers include backers include Endemol Shine and ESRG Media Capital.
Shaftesbury has its own digital arm, Smokebomb Entertainment, which produces branded content and original series such as the YouTube series “Carmilla,” funded by U by Kotex, but its primary business is linear TV. I’s slate includes David Shore’s (“House, M.D.”) new series “Houdini & Doyle for Sony Pictures Television, Shaw Media, ITV and Fox, the thriller series “Slasher” for Super Channel and Chiller, nine seasons of “Murdoch Mysteries” for CBC, UKTV and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, and the CBC children’s series “The Moblees.” The company has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.