FilmRise Acquires AVOD Rights to Canada’s ‘Heartland’

FilmRise Acquires AVOD Rights to Canada’s ‘Heartland’

Ad-supported streaming VOD service FilmRise June 22 announced the acquisition of domestic distribution rights to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s longest-running hour-long drama series, “Heartland.” Adapted from Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, “Heartland” is a multi-generational family drama series set in Alberta, Canada that began airing in 2007 on the CBC and just wrapped its 14th season March 2021.

The deal includes rights to 214 episodes across 13 seasons as well as the TV movie, A Heartland Christmas, which garnered 1.4 million viewers when it originally aired. The series has won a number of Rosie awards from the Alberta Film & Television Awards, and has been nominated for a number of Canadian Screen Awards.

“We are fortunate to add this wonderful series to our expanding content of wholesome family programming,” Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, said in a statement.

The series is adapted from Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, and follows life on the Heartland ranch as sisters Amy and Lou, together with their grandfather Jack, deal with the challenges of running a ranch that has been in the family for generations.

“Genesis is excited to make this hit series from Canada available on new platforms,” said Wayne Lepoff, CEO of Genesis International TV & Film. “We feel viewers will welcome ‘Heartland”s ongoing themes of family strength and family values as well as its messages of showing compassion towards others.”

“Heartland” will be streaming on a number of digital platforms, including The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, and the FilmRise streaming network, among others.

2 thoughts on “FilmRise Acquires AVOD Rights to Canada’s ‘Heartland’”

  1. We have watched the entire series on Roku and Faith and family here in the US. We have never seen a series that could match this one. So sorry to see Ty leave and can feel Amy’s pain and also Jack’s heart break. We love every character. What an awesome job
    Please keep going.

  2. Hi, I love this show… But is it possible to have ty actually return like for real in episode 16? Most people would probably look forward to it if you would like the idea. Here is an idea ty is not actually dead he could be in a coma but he doesn’t tell Amy because he could be worried for her because he could know he will be in a coma for a long time so he could think it could be better if he said he was dead and comeback in season 16 episode 1. You probably would not get it at first but all I ask is to keep it up until like season 17. I think this idea would be amazing. Hope to get a email back about this idea!

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