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GoodTimes Inks Deal for Koch to Distribute Its Titles in Canada

20 Jul, 2001 By: Seth Goldstein

GoodTimes Entertainment has signed Koch International to distribute its VHS and DVD line in Canada.

The deal encompasses current releases, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Island of Misfit Toys,the Broadway Television titles Jekyll and Hyde and Smokey Joe’s Cafe and catalog favorites such as Richard Simmons’ exercise videos.

Koch Canada, a powerhouse in audio and video distribution, is expected to widen GoodTimes’ retail exposure and its library. The New York-based vendor “is very much interested in signing Canadian-produced home videorepertoire for North American exploitation,” said Koch International president Dominique Zgarka in a prepared statement. “We will be assisting GoodTimes president Bill Sondheim and his management team onsecuring rights to have videos produced in Canada.”

Koch and GoodTimes executives weren’t available for further comment.

GoodTimes is joining a Koch International Canadian roster that includes the World Wrestling Federation, Discovery Channel, Living Arts and Acorn Media Publishing.

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