FilmBuff to expand streaming, rental distrib biz

Pacts includes half dozen output deals

FilmBuff has struck half a dozen output deals to expand streaming and rental distribution of its digital entertainment content.

In an announcement Wednesday, FilmBuff said the deals include: You On Demand (China), Nyoo TV (India), Voddler (Sweden), BigPond (Australia), FetchTV (Australia) and Rogers On Demand Online (Canada).

FilmBuff’s current international distribution partners include LoveFilm, blinkbox, iTunes UK, iTunes Canada and YouTube Canada. The company said it’s released more than 300 films onto digital platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon VOD, Vudu and Cable Movies On Demand since 2008.

”We are excited to bring our films to a much larger audience and expand FilmBuff’s worldwide reach as a curator for independent content,” said FilmBuff’s International Programming Manager Rebecca Sosa.

Upcoming FilmBuff international releases include Banksy’s documentary ”The Antics Roadshow,” Harry Shearer’s documentary ”The Big Uneasy,” the Polish Brothers’ drama ”For Lovers Only” and indie film ”The Green.”