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Syndicado acquires over 100 hours of factual content

29-01-2018
Toronto-based digital distribution company Syndicado has inked digital distribution deals with three European companies that sees the company acquire the digital distribution rights to over 100 hours of factual content for the US and multiple territories.

An agreement with Madrid-based international sales agency Feelsales sees Syndicado acquire ten documentary film titles including travelogue The Turkish Way that follows the three Roca brothers, owners of the famous El Celler de Can Roca, as they explore the amazing culinary potential of Turkey, and Santa Fiesta, which documents Spain’s animal cruelty in religious festivals.

Syndicado has also acquired 18 documentary film titles from French sales agent Java Films for digital distribution in the World outside France. Key titles include Post Truth Times an investigative film featuring Noam Chomsky and journalists from The Guardian and the New York Times, exploring how the latest developments in media and journalism are shaping society. Church: Code of Silence uncovers secret internal documents that reveal how church officials protect priests accused of paedophilia by moving them from country to country. And Miami SWAT follows the city’s elite police unit. With an arsenal of military grade weapons at their disposal, they’re responsible for tackling drug dealers, traffickers and combatting armed robberies at the frontline of the cocaine trade’s gateway into America.

A deal with Bristol-based independent producer Filmcell International sees Syndicado acquire over 46 hours of content for distribution in the US and Canada. The catalogue includes four series’ of Carib-Asian Cookery, hosted by husband and wife presenting duo Patrick Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart, paranormal reality series Shadow Chasers (6x30’) and The Barber Lounge in which professional barber Kieran Sarkozi interviews local heroes and celebrities as they share personal life stories from the barber's chair. All shows were originally produced for city-based TV network Made TV.

‘We're delighted to round out our factual slate with Spanish language docs as well as new TV series from around the world. Our major digital outlet partners for AVOD and SVOD continue to expand and look for new audiences through content curation and niche focus,’ said Greg Rubidge, President of Syndicado.

Syndicado recently announced sales of over 40 hours of both scripted and unscripted content to Screen Media Ventures’ Popcornflix service. The business also recently launched Syndicado Film Sales, a dedicated film sales business based in Europe.

Syndicado is a film and television digital distribution company founded in 2009 and headquartered in Toronto with an office in Las Vegas. The company’s focus is on global digital distribution to major Internet and cable VOD major outlets such as Amazon, iTunes, Google, Vudu, Shudder, Popcornflix, cable VOD in the US and Canada and several other leading VOD platforms.