Filmhub Expands International Reach with rlaxx TV, PlayerPlus, and Zuzu Distribution Deals

Alan d'Escragnolle
June 8th, 2021 • 4 min read •

Film distribution disruptor Filmhub signs deals with Germany’s rlaxx TV, UK’s PlayerPlus, and Canada’s Zuzu, expanding international distribution potential for its Filmmakers.

Santa Monica, CA (6/7/21) - Filmhub, the dynamic disruptor in the film distribution space, is excited to announce that they have closed three (3) new international distribution deals getting filmmakers further access to streaming services worldwide. rlaxx TV (Germany), PlayerPlus (United Kingdom), and Zuzu (Canada) are now utilizing Filmhub to license titles for their respective services.

“One of the keys to monetizing film in today’s distribution landscape is being able to reach all streaming services as a filmmaker. These services are becoming increasingly fragmented around the world as they each develop their own unique brand and audience. By partnering with these services, we can increase the likelihood of a film’s monetary success by bringing access to our filmmakers,” says Filmhub CEO & Co-Founder Alan d’Escragnolle

Diverse Content

“We are very pleased to be able to offer our viewers premium content by Filmhub. For us, this cooperation is the next step towards a product offering that speaks to all passions and interests of our very diverse viewership”, says Ronny Lutzi, rlaxx TV CEO.

Innovative Approach

“We are delighted to be partnering with Filmhub,” says Rich Jacobs, PlayerPlus, CEO. “Their extensive catalogue of content includes many titles that will entertain and enthrall our engaged viewers. Their innovative and fresh approach in the film distribution space compliments our premium, category-based, direct-to-consumer services such as StagePlayerPlus.”

Effortless Technology

“Zuzu is thrilled that we can now utilize Filmhub to license content. Their technology platform for discovery, licensing, and deliveries have made the lives of our curation and operations teams 10x easier,” stated Jeff Knoll, CEO of Zuzu.

About Filmhub

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Filmhub is disrupting the $74 billion streaming entertainment industry with a modern, technology-driven solution for filmmakers to reach streaming channels throughout the world. The platform takes the entire film distribution process online and adds smart data layers for discovery, automated asset fulfillment, and payment processing. It has over 10,000 titles available for licensing to dozens of channels, including Amazon Prime Video, IMDb TV, Tubi (acquired by Fox), Plex, and Xumo (acquired by Comcast). For more information, visit https://filmhub.com/.

About rlaxx TV:

rlaxx TV is a German Advertising-based Video on demand (AVoD) provider with headquarters in Kiel. The rlaxx TV offer is completely free of charge for viewers and is financed through advertising. The company’s goal is to offer the best television experience according to modern standards. For this reason, content on rlaxx TV is organized in curated linear channels to save viewers lengthy search times. In addition, there are advanced features such as a pause, restart, or watch-later option as well as the ability to access all content in an on-demand catalogue. As a result, rlaxx TV combines the relaxed experience of linear television with the flexibility of a VoD service. As far as content is concerned, rlaxx TV draws on a global network of content partners, who deliver bespoke content for viewers in many categories - from music, sports, kids, lifestyle, adventure to international feature films. For more information, please visit www.rlaxxtv.com/.

About PlayerPlus (Player+):

Player+ connects engaged audiences directly with premium video content. Operating global direct to consumer services including StagePlayer+, NewsPlayer+, (with others to follow in 2022,) Player+ enables content owners to cluster together and reach audiences interested in specific categories through SVOD, TVOD and pay per view models. For more information, please visit www.playerplus.com.

About Zuzu Video on Demand:

Founded by Canadian independent movie theatre Film.Ca Cinemas, ZUZU Video on Demand is a creative business pivot started with the goal of keeping the cinema alive through the pandemic and beyond. The service offers unique films, videos, and series, including Canadian content, video for Disney fans, and extras for the hardcore movie lovers through a weekly curated film series called Film.Ca Cinemas Presents. ZUZU VOD currently offers monthly or annual subscriptions and a robust collection of independent content, with more being added daily. All available from users’ favourite devices at affordable prices and on the web at https://zuzuvod.com/.

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