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Distribution360 Acquires Rights to GlassBOX TV Series

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2010-10-01

Distribution360 will distribute three GlassBOX created cross-platform series, and will be representing the shows among others at MIPCOM this year.

Distribution360 was co-founded by two Canadian production companies: marblemedia and SEVEN24 Films. GlassBOX wholly owns a production company subsidiary that produces over 150 hours of original television content each year.

Ambition Skatecamp (8 x 30 minutes) is an action-packed reality series that follows eight talented young skateboarders as they compete in a week-long competition. The contestants compete for a profile in SBC Skateboard Magazine and a chance to participate in the Maloof Money Cup worth $450,000 in prize money.

HARD (26 x 30 minutes) is a journey into the world of heavy metal music, featuring the genre's most prominent acts such as Metallica, Poison, and DevilDriver. Each episode showcases behind the scenes footage, as well as in-depth interviews and concert clips, aimed to engage viewers in this eclectic but often underserved genre.

Camera Music (10 x 30 minutes) showcases diverse indie artists performing on camera in a wide variety of locations, from living rooms to rooftops and coffee shops to churches. Compelling and emotional, this live-performance, documentary-style show invites viewers to enjoy music at its purest.

"These high-quality series have very strong cross-platform potential, which is what is needed to capture the attention of these hard-to-reach audiences," says Stéphanie Röckmann-Portier, Head of Sales, Distribution360. "They perfectly reflect our ambition to approach distribution in a unique and holistic way."

"I look forward to working with a distributor whose personal approach and experience will open up borders and bring our shows to broadcasters around the world," says Raja Khanna, Co-CEO, GlassBOX TV.

As Managing Director/Head of Sales, Röckmann-Portier leads Distribution360's daily operations, bringing 15 years of international content experience acquired through her previous roles as VP of Content Strategy & Acquisitions for online video service Joost, and VP of International Sales and Head of Factual Programming for Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. to the position.

GlassBOX Television, an integrated media company, owns and operates two Canadian specialty television networks: AUX TV (focused on music and music culture) and BITE TV (focused on satirical comedy shorts, sitcoms and movies). GlassBOX recently entered into an agreement to purchase 100% of the Travel & Escape channel from CTV.

The company's digital publishing division operates broadband portals, blogs, mobile sites and applications while representing the Canadian online advertising inventory of several major international brands. The company's primary websites are glassbox.tv, aux.tv and bitetv.com.


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