July 28, 2021
Cinedigm July 28 said it would partner with Exeest, an online entertainment marketplace, to support a film submission platform for Fandor and its portfolio of channels. The platform aims to streamline the film submission process for independent filmmakers, provide Fandor’s programming team a way to solicit, screen and evaluate film content suitable for streaming viewers.
Exeest’s data-driven streaming service-like platform aims to modernize the search, discovery, acquisition and selling of video content. The curated one-stop shop for buyers and sellers provides a user experience platform and a centralized digital hub giving buyers and sellers a single place to oversee content from browsing libraries and making offers to content management and distribution.
Once selected by Fandor, independent filmmakers receive access to Exeest’s cloud native sales asset management system and are evaluated for entry into Exeest’s business-to-business streaming marketplace, which facilitates worldwide distribution.
The new Fandor platform will expand the exposure and reach of independent filmmakers by making their content more efficiently discoverable while enabling monetization across Cinedigm’s network of OTT distribution partners.
Cinedigm acquired Fandor in 2021. With its global library of more than 4,600 films from more than 400 global and diverse film companies, Fandor has seen rapid subscriber growth since being acquired, according to Cinedigm.
New arrivals on Fandor include multiple award-winning movies and well-known titles from The Film Detective and Docurama, two Cinedigm streaming services. The Los Angeles-based distributor plans to add hundreds of additional titles to Fandor in the coming months, including new restorations from the newly acquired Films Around the World library.
“Cinedigm continues to embrace new technology as part of our goal to exceed the needs of our content partners as well as to provide the best user experience to our audiences,” Tony Huidor, chief technology & product officer at Cinedigm, said in a statement.