Cinram acquires 1K Studios

Disc producer nabs digital distrib

Cinram International, a producer of DVD, Blu-ray and CD packaging, has acquired 1K Studios, a digital distributor of content for the major studios. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Toronto-based Cinram sees the purchase as a way to expand into the digital distribution of entertainment as more consumers access content from multiple devices like cell phones, computers, web-connected TV sets and tablets.

Los Angeles-based 1K Studios specializes in digitizing the film, TV show, music, books and videogame libraries of its clients — Apple, Paramount Home Entertainment, HBO, and Warner Bros Home Entertainment — to offer them as downloadable purchases or online rentals. Company also creates mobile and social media apps, advanced Blu-ray discs and stereoscopic 3D. It was recently involved in the launch of Apple’s iTunes Extras and LP enhanced digital download format.

“In the ever-evolving digital landscape, we must adapt our business model to meet our partners’ needs,” said Steve Brown, Cinram’s CEO.

The two companies shared many of the same movie and TV studios, record companies and gamemakers in the U.S. and Europe.

1K Studios’ management, including co-founder Matt Kennedy, and team of staffers will remain in L.A.

Company was founded in 1998.

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