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A+E, Showtime Among New EMA Members

6 Sep, 2017 By: John Latchem



New members of the Entertainment Merchants Association announced Sept. 6 include A+E Networks, Irdeto, ITN Distributors, Maverick Entertainment, Scripps, Showtime and Xenon Pictures.

A+E Networks LLC. is the global media content company offering consumers a communications environment ranging from linear channels to websites, gaming, watch apps and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E, Lifetime, History Channel, H2, Lifetime Movies, FYI, Viceland, History en Espaňol, Blaze, Crime + Investigation, Military History and Lifetime Real Women; as well as its own premium content production and development arm, A+E Studios; film division, A&E IndieFilms; online, mobile and app development division A+E Networks Digital; digital storytelling hub 45th & Dean; and A+E Networks Consumer Products. A+E Networks is comprised of channels and branded programming, reaching more than 335 million households in over 200 territories. A+E Networks LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.

Irdeto offers protection and tailored security solutions for digital platforms and assets across multiple industries, such as media and entertainment, payments and banking, and automotive. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best known brands.

ITN Distribution Inc. is a leading independent film distribution company that specializes in high-quality, genre and star-driven independent films for the domestic and international TV, VOD, DVD and theatrical markets. ITN produces, distributes and acquires films worldwide. ITN attends the following markets: Cannes/Marche du Film, European Film Market- Berlin, AFM, NATPE Miami, MIPTV, MIPCOM and Hong Kong FILMART.

Privately held Maverick Entertainment Group has a reputation for consistently releasing niche genre films that major studios often overlook. These genres include urban (inspirational, action, comedy), Latino, Horror and LGBT titles. Maverick has released more than 800 films during its 20 years of existence. Maverick’s direct relationships with Walmart, Redbox, Amazon Prime, Google, Hulu, Netflix, In Demand and iTunes allow it to connect with consumers through DVD, video-on-demand and streaming.

Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio includes leading TV and entertainment brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. Its digital division Scripps Lifestyle Studios creates content for online, social and mobile platforms. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.

Showtime Networks Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix. Showtime's programming primarily includes original series, theatrically released motion pictures, documentaries, comedy specials and exclusive sports programming.

Founded in 1986, self-distributing studio Xenon Pictures has sought to acquire and produce the best films for underserved markets. From the building of a large collection of films for the African-American audience to the creation of the first significant label of Spanish-language programming in partnership with Mexico’s Grupo Televisa, Xenon has anticipated audience tastes and supplied authentic programming to demanding market segments for many years. The company has also produced and developed many films, including 2015’s Straight Outta Compton which was developed in-house and earned founder Leigh Savidge an Oscar nomination.

 


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