E1 to launch in Australia, New Zealand

'Incendiary,' 'Helen' among first releases

Toronto-headquartered international distributor E1 Entertainment is heading Down Under, expanding its global network to cover Australia and New Zealand, and positioning the company for future moves in the region, E1 Filmed Entertainment president Patrice Theroux announced Tuesday.

The E1 brand lands Down Under this April with the scheduled release of feature pics “Incendiary,” “Helen” and “$5 a Day.” E1-produced TV comedy series “Kenny vs. Spenny,” one-hour dramas “The Bridge” and “Copper,” sci-fi series “Haven” and kids shows “Peppa Pig” and “Tractor Tom” will be released this year on DVD through leading Down Under distributor Beyond Home Entertainment, under the E1 brand. Digital outlets and local TV network sales will be handled through E1’s International Television Group.

“Our business model of acquiring rights and distributing programming across multiple formats including DVD, TV and digital formats has been tremendously successful in Canada, the U.S., U.K. and Benelux. We now look to replicate that success in Australia and New Zealand,” Theroux said in a statement, adding E1 plans to leverage its position in these new markets, and current territories, to drive further growth in Europe and other regions.

E1’s content library includes 4,000 feature pics, 2,700 hours of original TV and 15,000 music tracks, which are distributed across all media formats in more than 190 countries.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading