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CustomFlix Establishes Premiere Distribution OpportunitiesProvides distribution opportunities via CustomFlix Connect program (January 18, 2005)
CustomFlix today announced it has extended its On-Demand DVD Publishing service to now offer members distribution opportunities with top retail and rental programs including Walmart.com, Wal-Mart DVD Rentals, Amazon.com Marketplace, Amazon.com Advantage, Netflix, CinemaNow, GreenCine, Froogle, and Yahoo!Shopping.
An industry first, CustomFlix has put in place a series of programs and relationships that streamlines access to top worldwide rental, retail and online video-on-demand distribution companies. CustomFlix members have the opportunity to include their title for consideration by all of these top companies in one step via the new CustomFlix Connect program.
"Content owners and independent producers want to get the best exposure and placement possible for their films," said Geoff Grant, independent filmmaker of The Journeymen, the first-ever modern tennis documentary made with circuit pro's including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, and Goran Ivanisevic. "CustomFlix Connect makes that possible. The CustomFlix turnkey service offered everything I needed including on-demand DVD production and fulfillment. Thanks to CustomFlix, my film The Journeymen is now available at Netflix, Amazon.com and other sites."
"We are always looking for new ways to expand our member benefits and help increase the sales of our filmmakers' titles," said David T. Huerta, Vice President of Strategic and Business Development at CustomFlix. "With CustomFlix Connect, we now offer our members unparalleled access to leading distribution channels worldwide."
The CustomFlix Connect program offers distribution opportunities with video rental, online video retail, and online video on-demand partners.
Video Rental: CustomFlix Connect gives members streamlined access to the Wal-Mart DVD Rental, Netflix, and GreenCine DVD rental programs.
Online Video Retail: The CustomFlix Connect program supplies selected titles to Walmart.com for online purchase. The program is the easiest and most effective way to setup and sell titles through Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Advantage, Froogle, and Yahoo!Shopping. Additionally, for titles sold via the Amazon Advantage program, CustomFlix supplies members with required UPCs at no charge, restocks Advantage inventory on-demand, and provides special per-disc pricing.
Online Video On-Demand: CustomFlix is working with CinemaNow to bring independent film and video to their online video on-demand service. "As the leader in online video-on-demand distribution, CinemaNow provides filmmakers with access to a global audience of film fans looking to discover unique and compelling content," said Eric Stein, director of acquisitions for CinemaNow. "The unique CustomFlix Connect program allows filmmakers to take advantage of a variety of powerful distribution opportunities and we are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new program."
CustomFlix Connect Overview
To distribute a film or video through the CustomFlix Connect program, content owners first set up their title for sale through CustomFlix. To do this, interested parties can visit www.CustomFlix.com, click "Member Log In", then choose "Create New Account".
As part of the title set up process, members may choose to take advantage of certain CustomFlix Connect opportunities through the online interface. Members will also be emailed about the latest CustomFlix Connect opportunities currently available. Specific requirements for distribution opportunities may vary by channel, and participation in CustomFlix Connect is optional.
As channel partners or their customers place orders, CustomFlix produces and ships DVDs on-demand direct to the buyer, and content owners receive a monthly profit check. For any questions about the CustomFlix Connect program, please email partners@CustomFlix.com.
CustomFlix Labs, Inc., the leaders of on-demand video publishing, provides revolutionary new ways to distribute film and videos worldwide. The CustomFlix On-Demand DVD Publishing service eliminates inventory cost and provides everything required to sell video content including a personalized e-store, distribution opportunities, on-demand DVD production, fulfillment, and customer service. This new approach to DVD production and sales is currently in use by Fox Sports, PBS, AFI and thousands of independent film and video makers around the world. The recently launched CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service extends the flexibility of the company's On-Demand DVD Publishing service to deliver new ways to easily and affordably distribute customized video programs on DVD. The company also offers traditional DVD Duplication, DVD Replication, and DVD Fulfillment services.
For more information, please visit www.CustomFlix.com.
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