Plex Touts FAST Channel Count, Advertiser Opportunities

As competition in the FAST spectrum continues to heat up, Plex on April 17 issued a press release saying it now  offers more than 1,000 free-to-stream live TV channels featuring hit movies, series, news, and more.

The channel count of 1,112 includes over 800 channels that are streamed in the United States, including 76 Spanish-language channels. The other 300-plus channels are available in such major international markets as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and Germany.

According to Gavin Bridge, VP of Media Research for CPG Global and a FAST-focused analyst, there were more than 1,963 FAST channels in the U.S. alone as of March 2024. Currently, Plex accounts for 847 of them.

Since launching its free live TV offering in 2020, the company has teamed up with some of the biggest names in TV, including Fox, NBC, Scripps, Hallmark, AMC, A+E, BBC, Euronews, ​​Lionsgate, Banijay, Fremantle, and PBS. New partners include CBC News in Canada, BBC News, MLB Channel, CBS Sports HQ, Golazo Network, CBS News, and 15 CBS local channels.

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“Our aim for Live TV on Plex is to have something for all of our users’ television tastes all over the world,” said Keith Valory, CEO of Plex. “While this ever-growing library of free-to-stream entertainment drives Plex toward this goal of offering any entertainment a consumer may want, we are also diligently focused on providing advertisers with unparalleled reach and the transparency that should come with it.”

“As a tech company at our core, Plex has invested heavily in our advertising platform to ensure advertisers can buy premium inventory with full transparency, viewability, and at the highest yield,” said Todd Hay, VP of Revenue & Engagement. “Our platform optimizes each ad break for impactful reach for advertisers and for the best possible user experience – from real-time loudness leveling of creatives to de-duping and competitive separation within ad breaks. We aim to put advertisers’ messages in front of the right viewers in the best possible light. This makes it a win for all, as it should be.”

In addition to supporting pre- and mid-roll in-stream placements, Plex offers several other ad products that tap into users’ ability to manage “intent” on the platform.  An interactive trailer unit allows users to add content directly to their watchlist with the click of the remote — whether it’s an in-stream ad or a promoted trailer on the home screen.

Insights include what users want to watch, where they want to watch it, and who they want to watch it with — across all content, not just what’s available on Plex — while ensuring user privacy.  Advertisers can leverage this through sponsored hubs and takeovers or extend these campaigns offline with look-a-likes and audience extension.

1983 Russian-Italian Drama ‘Nostalghia’ Coming to 4K UItra HD Blu-ray April 23

Kino Lorber is releasing the acclaimed Russian-Italian drama Nostalghia on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 23.

The 1983 film, from director Andrei Tarkovsky, is about a Russian intellectual (Oleg Yankovsky) who visits Italy to do research on an 18th century Russian composer, only to suffer debilitating homesickness. He becomes obsessed with the Botticelli-like beauty of his translator Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano), as well as with the apocalyptic ramblings of a self-destructive wanderer named Domenico (Erland Josephson). The film draws from Tarkovsky’s own experiences visiting Italy.

Nostalghia won three prestigious honors at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Best Director and the FIPRESCI Prize.

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In Russian, the word “nostalghia” conveys “the love for your homeland and the melancholy that arises from being far away,” according to director Tarkovsky.

The film was restored in 4K in by CSC — Cineteca Nazionale, in collaboration with RAI Cinema at Augustus Color laboratory, from the original negatives and soundtrack preserved at RAI Cinema.

The new Kino Lorber release includes “Voyage in Time,” a 1983 behind-the-scenes documentary; an audio commentary by film historian Daniel Bird; an interview with director of photography Giuseppe Lanci; and the trailer for the theatrical re-release.

Latino Alternative TV Forms New Parent Brand Amid Expansion Efforts

 Latino Alternative TV (LATV) on April 4 announced the formation of its new parent brand, LatiNation Media. The rebranding comes as the company seeks to extend and expand the array of content and services that represent bilingual and bicultural Latinos in the United States.

LatiNation Media is launching as the parent brand to LATV’s linear, AVOD, and FAST network, as well as its expanded LatiNation Digital, LatiNation Studios, and LatiNation Creative.

“My father, Walter Ulloa, started LATV over 20 years ago when it became one of the first bilingual content brands that was — and still is — a Latino-owned business,” said LatiNation Media president Bruno Ulloa. “Fast-forward to 2024, and part of my legacy is now to engineer culturally relevant content for our GenZ and Millennial Latino audience. This responsibility to our community is part of LATV’s origin story, and we are committed to continuously expanding the presence of Latinos in visual media. The move to LatiNation is a natural evolution based on our position as the industry leader in American Latino culture.”

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LATV is a bilingual linear, AVOD, and FAST content network that claims to reach 60% of the total U.S. Hispanic population. LatiNation Digital includes its Digital Hispanic Focused Ad Network, which incorporates over 400 digital partner sites and a social influencer network. LatiNation Studios is the original content development and production house, while LatiNation Creative holds the company’s creative and branded content offering.

LatiNation Media’s brands, including its digital ad network, currently reach over 65% of the bilingual U.S. Hispanic audience between the ages of 18 and 49.

 

Chonda Pierce Comedy ‘Roll With It’ Rolling Out to DVD, Digital June 25

Shout! Studios has announced a June 25 home release date for the family comedy Roll With It, starring Christian comic Chonda Pierce.

The film will be released on DVD and on transactional digital platforms on June 25. 

The DVD edition includes the original trailer as well as an exclusive blooper reel.

Written and directed by Chris Dowling, Roll With It stars Pierce as a single mother who, with help from her friends, adjust to life after the loss of her husband. The cast also includes Judith Hoag, McKaley Miller, Evan Hofer, Carl McDowell, and others Mark Christopher Lawrence.

Pierce, whose career highlights include platinum-certified comedy albums and five Daytime Emmy nominations, wrote the script for Roll With It with her late husband, David Pierce, and serves as the film’s executive producer, alongside her longtime manager, Andrew Tenenbaum. Christian music stars Michael W. Smith, Shari Rigby, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and others make cameo appearances.

Roll With It premiered in theaters across the U.S. as a three-day event by Fathom Events. It also won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Dallas International Film Festival.

Severin Documentary ‘Enter the Clones of Bruce’ to Begin Theatrical Tour April 12; Arrives Digitally April 30 and on Blu-ray June 25

Severin Films and Alamo Drafthouse March 27 announced a 21-market theatrical engagement for the award-winning documentary Enter the Clones of Bruce beginning April 12 at Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles. In addition, legendary Bruce Lee lookalike Bruce Le will make rare personal appearances at screenings in L.A. (April 12-14), San Francisco (April 16), Austin (April 18) and New York City (April 20-21), which will also feature screenings of Le/Bruceploitation classics that include The Dragon Lives Again, Enter the Game of Death, Ninja Strikes Back and The Challenge of the Tiger.

Within hours of Lee’s 1973 funeral, Hong Kong movie studios began to produce hundreds of unauthorized biopics, spin-offs and rip-offs starring a competing roster of lookalikes. Over the next decade, ‘Bruceploitation’ would become a staple of global cinema. Director David Gregory — whose award-winning documentaries include Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau and Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson — now examines this phenomenon via interviews with Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Bruce Liang and Dragon Lee; martial arts legends such as Angela Mao, David Chiang, Phillip Ko and Sammo Hung; and the producers, directors, distributors and experts — along with copious clips from the films themselves — that for the first time reveal the history, controversy and legacy behind one of the most bizarre genres in movie history.

Following the theatrical engagement, Enter the Clones of Bruce will be available on digital platforms starting April 30, and on Blu-ray Disc June 25. Also due June 25 is Severin’s The Game of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection Vol. 1, a seven-disc collection presenting 12 of the best films starring Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Dragon Lee, Bruce Liang and more, all restored for the first time ever from original elements. Game of Clones also includes Enter the Clones of Bruce, along with hours of specially produced extras and featurettes.

THEATRICAL DATES:

  • *4/12 – 4/14 – Alamo Drafthouse DTLA (Los Angeles, CA) + ENTER THE GAME OF DEATH (4/12), THE CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER (4/13), NINJA STRIKES BACK (4/14)
  • *4/16 – Alamo Drafthouse New Mission (San Francisco)
  • *4/18 – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX) + THE CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER
  • *4/20 – 4/21 – Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan (NYC) + THE CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER
  • 4/10 – PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia, PA) + THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN
  • 4/12 – Stray Cat Film Center (Kansas City, MO)
  • Week of 4/12 – Mayfair (Ottawa, ON)
  • 4/16 – Hollywood Theater (Portland, OR)
  • 4/18 – Roxy 14 (Santa Rosa, CA) + THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN
  • 4/19 – Jengo’s Playhouse (Wilmington, NC)
  • 4/19 – 4/21 – Gateway Film Center (Columbus, OH)
  • Week of 4/26 – Grand Illusion (Seattle, WA) + THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN
  • Austin Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Seaport (Boston)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville (Chicago)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (Denver)
  • Alamo Drafthouse DTLA (Los Angeles)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan (New York City)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh
  • Alamo Drafthouse La Vista (Omaha)
  • Week of 5/3 ­ Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo (El Paso)
  • Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra (Houston)
  • Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
  • 5/31 – Hot Docs (Toronto, ON)

 

*Live Q&A after the screening with Bruce Le, Director David Gregory, and Producers Michael Worth, Frank Djeng, and Vivian Wong

 

 

‘The Peasants’ Available Now Digitally, on Blu-ray and DVD April 16

The Polish animated drama The Peasants is now available through digital retailers, and arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

From the creators of Loving Vincent, Jagna is a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village — a hotbed of gossip and ongoing feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colorful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself caught between the conflicting desires of the village’s richest farmer, his eldest son, and other leading men of the community, her resistance puts her on a tragic collision course with the community around her.

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The Peasants is based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel of the same name.

The film is rated ‘R’ for violence including rape, sexuality, and full nudity.

 

Disney Channel Greenlights ‘Wizards’ Sequel Series

Disney Channel March 22 has given a series order a “Wizards of Waverly Place” continuation tentatively titled “Wizards.” Production on the new series begins next month in Los Angeles and is slated to premiere later this year on Disney Channel and Disney+.

Aimed at kids and their families, the new series reunites two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated Selena Gomez and David Henrie as Alex and Justin Russo, respectively; the pair also serve as executive producers. Gomez will guest star in the premiere episode, while Henrie will appear in a leading series-regular role. New series regular Max Matenko (“Platonic”) plays Justin’s youngest son, Milo, and joins the previously announced cast, including Janice LeAnn Brown (Disney’s “Just Roll with It”) in the lead role as a young, powerful wizard Billie; Alkaio Thiele (“Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends”) as Justin’s oldest son, Roman; and Mimi Gianopulos (“Rutherford Falls”) as Justin’s wife, Giada.

The series follows an adult Justin Russo, who has chosen to lead a normal, mortal life with his family. When Justin’s sister Alex brings Billie to his home seeking help, Justin realizes he must dust off his magical skills to mentor the wizard-in-training while also juggling his everyday responsibilities — and safeguarding the future of the Wizard World.

The original series ran from 2007 to 2012.

“‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ captivated hearts with its spellbinding adventures and big laughs, creating unforgettable memories for kids and families everywhere,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “We can’t wait to step back into the magical world of ‘Wizards,’ inviting both longtime fans and a new generation to experience the enchantment alongside Selena, David, and our incredible cast and crew.”

Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (“Raven’s Home”) serve as writers and executive producers, along with Gary Marsh (“Descendants: The Rise of Red”). Andy Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain”) directed and executive produced the pilot and will direct multiple episodes.

Max Announces Titles Joining Service in April 2024

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max streaming service March 22 announced the lineup of titles being added to the service in April.

The streaming lineup includes the debut of HBO original limited series “The Sympathizer,” Max original unscripted series “Conan O’Brien Must Go,” HBO original comedy special “Alex Edelman: Just For Us,” HBO original documentary series “The Jinx — Part Two” and “The Synanon Fix,” HBO original documentaries “Brandy Hellville & The Cult of Fast Fashion” And “An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th,” season four of HBO original “We’re Here,” and A24’s “The Zone of Interest.”

Also available are 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship live games and studio coverage airing on TBS, TNT and truTV — including the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four national semifinals and the 2024 Men’s National Championship.

Max Titles Arriving in April:

List is subject to change

April 1
American Renegades (2018)
Basquiat (1996)
Black Swan (2010)
Body of Lies (2008)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973)
Cane Toads: The Conquest (2010)
Ceddo (1977)
Conviction (2010)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Demonlover (2002)
Don’t Let Go (2019)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Emitaï (1971)
Eo (2022)
The Fluffy Movie (2014)
Frozen in Design (Special) (HGTV)
Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Magical Movie Mode (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
The Heroic Trio (1993)
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Infernal Affairs II (2003)
Infernal Affairs III (2003)
Inland Empire (2006)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Joy (2015)
Juliet, Naked (2018)
Kingpin (1996)
Leap of Faith (1992)
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
Lost In Translation (2003)
Love Affair (1939)
Lucky (2017)
McQueen (2018)
Miracles (1989)
National Security (2003)
The New World (2006)
Next Aisle Over (1919)
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Once Upon a Time in China (1992)
Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)
The Pink Panther (2006)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
The Power of Film (2024)
Pride and Glory (2008)
Ronin (1998)
Safe Haven (2013)
A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
The Sea of Trees (2016)
A Serious Man (2009)
The Social Network (2010)
Source Code (2011)
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)
Spring Fever (1919)
The Square (2017)
The Strangers (2008)
The Synanon Fix (HBO Original)
A Tale of Springtime (1990)
A Tale of Winter (1992)
A Tale of Summer (1996)
A Tale of Autumn (1998)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2019)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
The Trial (1962)
The Unknown (1927)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Wes Craven Presents: They (2002)
Whiteout (2009)
Winter’s Tale (2014)
Wipeout, Season 2A
Youth (2015)
Zero Days (2016)
Zola (2021)
 
April 2
Moonshiners, Season 13 (Discovery Channel)
 
April 3
Ghost Adventures: House Calls, Season 2 (Discovery Channel)
Take My Tumor (TLC)
 
April 4
Divided Youth (Da Ponte Pra La) (Max Original International)
HOP, Season 1A (Max Original)
 
April 5
The Zone of Interest (A24)
 
April 6
Alex Edelman: Just For Us (HBO Original)
Homegrown, Season 4 (Magnolia)
Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (2023)
 
April 7
Best Bite in Town, Season 1 (Food Network)
 
April 9
Brandy Hellville & The Cult of Fast Fashion (HBO Original)
Mud Madness (Discovery Channel)
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) (Cartoon Network)
 
April 10
Bail Jumpers (ID)
 
April 11
Massacre of the Mormons (Max Original International)
 
April 13
Jessica’s Big Little World, Season 1C (Cartoon Network)
Ready To Love, Season 9 (OWN)
 
April 14
24 In 24: Last Chef Standing (Food Network)
The Sympathizer (HBO Original)
 
April 16
90 Day Pillow Talk: The Single Life, Season 4 (TLC)
An American Bombing: The Road to April 19th (HBO Original)
 
April 18
Conan O’Brien Must Go (Max Original)
Homefront (2013)
Men (2022)
 
April 19
HGTV Smart Home 2024 (HGTV)
 
April 21
Be My Guest with Ina Garten, Season 4 (Food Network)
The Jinx – Part Two (HBO Original)
 
April 22
90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise, Season 4 (TLC)
The Green Planet (BBC)
Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One (2024)
Restoration Road with Clint Harp, Season 5 (Magnolia)
Ugliest House in America, Season 5 (HGTV)
 
April 23
Farmhouse Fixer, Season 3 (HGTV)
The Losers (2010)
Roadkill Garage, Season 9 (MotorTrend)
 
April 24
Vegas: The Story of Sin City (CNN)
 
April 26
Caught! (Discovery Channel)
United States of Scandal with Jake Tapper (CNN)
We’re Here, Season 4 (HBO Original)
 
April 28
Love & Marriage: D.C. (OWN)

 

Bleacher Report Live Sports in April:

List is subject to change. All times are in ET. Pre- and post-game programming will also be available to stream live, along with condensed replay highlights available after each game

NCAA Men’s Basketball
April 6
2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Semifinals, 6 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET
 
April 8
2024 NCAA Men’s National Championship, 9:00 p.m. ET
 
NBA
April 2
Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. ET
Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors*, 10:00 p.m. ET
 
April 4
Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m. ET
Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:00pm ET
 
April 9
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 p.m. ET
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ET
 
April 11
New York Knicks at Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET
 
April 16 & 19
2024 NBA Play-In Tournament (teams and times TBA)
 
April 21
TNT Sports’ Coverage of 2024 NBA Playoffs Begins (teams and times TBA)
 
NHL
April 3
New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings, 9:30 p.m. ET
 
April 7
Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings, 1:00 p.m. ET
 
April 10
Vegas Golden Knights* at Edmonton Oilers, 8:30 p.m. ET
 
April 14
Seattle Kraken at St. Louis Blues, 1:00 p.m. ET
Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights, 3:30 p.m. ET
 
April 17
Pittsburgh Penguins* at New York Islanders, 7:00 p.m. ET
St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars, 9:30 p.m. ET
 
April 20
TNT Sports’ Coverage of 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begins (Teams & Times, TBA)
 
MLB
April 2
Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies*, 6:30 p.m. ET
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers*, 10:00 p.m. ET
 
April 9
Chicago Cubs* at San Diego Padres*, 10 p.m. ET
 
April 16
Atlanta Braves* at Houston Astros*, 8 p.m. ET
 
April 23
Houston Astros* at Chicago Cubs*, 7:30 p.m. ET
 
U.S. Soccer (2024 SheBelieves Cup)
April 6
U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Japan, 12:30 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Brazil, 3:30 p.m. ET
 
April 9
Japan vs. Canada/Brazil, 4 p.m. ET
U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Canada/Brazil, 7:00 p.m. ET
 
MotoGP
April 12-14
 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas (Various)
 
April 26-28
Spanish Grand Prix (Various)
 
Cycling
April 1
Ronde of Mouscron
 
April 1-6
2024 Itzulia Basque Country
 
April 9-12
Giro d’Abruzzo (Men’s)
 
April 12
Classic Grand Besançon
 
April 13
Tour du Jura
 
April 13-14 & April 20-21
2024 UCI Mountain Bike World Series (Brazil)

*Telecast will not be available in the local indicated market

 

Original Movie ‘Craig Before the Creek’ Headed to DVD March 26

The original animated movie Craig Before the Creek, the prequel to the hit Cartoon Network series “Craig of the Creek,” is coming to DVD on March 26 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

The movie tells the origin story of Craig of the Creek, back when he was just Craig — a new kid in a new town. All Craig wants is to go back to his old friends at his old home. But when he learns that the nearby creek is hiding a lost treasure that could make his wish come true, Craig sets off on a journey to find it — navigating the perilous suburban wilderness, forging new friendships, all while being pursued by a fearsome band of pirates who are bent on destroying the Creek itself.

Craig Before the Creek features the voices of Philip Solomon as Craig, Noël Wells as Kelsey, H Michael Croner as JP, Vico Ortiz as Serena, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Nicole, Byron Marc Newsome as Duane, Phil LaMarr as Bernard, and Lucia Cunningham as Jessica. 

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the film was directed by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin and co-directed by Naija Porter. The screenplay is by Burnett and Levin from a story by Burnett, Tiffany Ford, Ashleigh Hairston, Ben Levin, Dashawn Mahome, Naija Porter and Jeff Trammell.

Craig Before the Creek is already available to purchase digitally from Prime Video, Google Play, Fandango at Home (formerly Vudu),  AppleTV, and other digital retailers.

MVD and Altered Innocence Ink Home Video Distribution Partnership

MVD Entertainment Group and Altered Innocence have announced new home video distribution partnership for North America, starting with the May 7 DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of She is Conann, Bertrand Mandico’s sci-fi-fantasy in which Conan the Barbarian is reimagined, and gender-swapped, as a lesbian.

Next up is the June 25 release of three early features by acclaimed modern French filmmaker François Ozon — Sitcom, Criminal Lovers, and Water Drops on Burning Rocks — packaged together as “Transgressive Triple” and making their Blu-ray Disc debut in North America.

Altered Innocence was founded in 2015 by Frank Jaffee with a focus on bringing international and cutting-edge LGBTQ and coming-of-age cinema to North American audiences. Notable releases have included Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible: Straight Cut; the Cannes competition film Knife+Heart; Beautiful Beings, Iceland’s submission for the 95th Academy Awards;  and the films of celebrated French auteur filmmaker Bertrand Mandico.
  
“MVD is committed to supporting a diverse range of content that appeals to every film lover and collector and is delighted to be working with Frank and the renowned Altered Innocence brand,” said Eric D. Wilkinson, MVD’s director of acquisitions. “With Altered Innocence’s strong catalog of critically acclaimed films and content, both our retail and wholesale partners will be able to meet the needs of every customer.”

“We’re excited to partner with a company that’s been championing indie home media for years and will grow our vision of bringing a curated selection of exciting and edgy LGBTQ and coming-of-age cinema to even more audiences,” Jaffe noted.