Koch Teams With Foreign Media Group4 May, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf
Koch Entertainment Distribution will handle North American video releases for Foreign Media Group.
The Netherlands-based multimedia publishing group has signed Koch to distribute the FMG catalog of DVD titles, which include the “Brilliant Classics,” “Foreign Media Music” and “Celtic Music” lines. It's the first time FMG product will be available in the U.S.
The deal starts with the August release into the U.S. and Canadian market of FMG's “As Seen on Public Television” home video series, which includes PBS programs like “Greatest Irish Artists” (featuring The Chieftains, Sinead O'Connor and others), “The Young Messiah” (featuring Gladys Knight, Chaka Kahn), “FUEGO!” (a Spanish dance & music spectacular) and “Celtic Roots Festival” (featuring Celtic performers from around the world).
Future DVD releases will include Rembrandt: 400 Years and the “Mozart On Tour” DVD series hosted by Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Andr? Previn.
“Koch is a well organized company that knows retail very well in North America and sees lots of opportunities to market our quality product,” said Arjen Terpstra, Chairman and CEO of Foreign Media Group.