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Cineflix Media Signals Growth Strategy with Launch of Cineflix Rights

Cineflix Media, the international distribution and production company, has signalled its commitment to growing its intellectual property strategy and revenue with the creation of Cineflix Rights (formerly Cineflix International). The move comes as the company prepares for MIPCOM with an enhanced presence and a significant number of programme acquisition and sales deals signed in advance of the market.

Cineflix Rights is one of the UK’s fastest growing distributors, with 2,500 hours in its catalogue. The creation of Cineflix Rights signals the company’s plans to expand its IP exploitation beyond distribution into areas including digital content and ancillary revenue. The division has recently moved into formats and scripted programming - including Cineflix Studios’ recently greenlit series Copper - and is continuing to build its representation of third party producers and use of innovative funding techniques for productions.

Cineflix Rights President and MD Paul Heaney said:  “The creation of Cineflix Rights is an exciting move for the company, demonstrating our keen focus on significantly expanding our IP exploitation into new areas and growing the division substantially in the near future.”

In advance of MIPCOM, Cineflix Rights has signed sales deals with ZDFneo for Weird or What? With William Shatner; Galaxie Presse/France 5 for Mayday series nine and ten; Planète+ France for Border Security, Urban Legends  and the award-winning Nazi Hunters; TMC France for Inside the Box wiith Ty Pennington; and La Sexta Spain for Huge Moves.

Cineflix Rights has also closed acquisitions deals to represent Blink TV's Driving Wars format, Impossible Pictures' series WW2: The Last War Heroes; and Windfall Films' Dambusters: Building the Bouncing Bomb and Lost Ships of Rome.

Alongside representing Cineflix produced programming, Cineflix Rights is taking new programming to the market from clients including Australia’s Seven Network; the UK’s Daisybeck Productions and ITN productions; Canada’s Frantic Films, Cream Productions and Force 4 Entertainment; and New Zealand’s Imagination Television.  

Visit Cineflix’s new stand at MIPCOM: stand number R37.20

Cineflix Rights is a one of the UK’s fastest growing distributors, currently providing 2,500 hours of high-quality content – from both third-party producers and Cineflix  – to broadcast partners in more than 180 territories worldwide. Its diverse portfolio includes factual, factual entertainment, formats, kids, and most recently, scripted series. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has staff in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.

For more information, contact:
 
Gabrielle Free, Vice President Publicity and Communications:
gfree@cineflix.com
416 504 7317 (ext. 638)
416 220 0201

Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk
44 (0) 7789 981 561