Universal Inks Deal to Distribute Shout! Factory Titles in Canada6 Jun, 2017 By: Stephanie Prange
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Canada has signed an exclusive multiyear deal to distribute Shout! Factory’s home entertainment titles in Canada, effective July 1.
“We are very excited to be teaming with Universal, an excellent partner that will complement our entrepreneurial spirit and staff,” Shout! Factory founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos said in a statement. “They have an experienced and motivated team that can work with us collaboratively to maximize our home entertainment distribution reach in Canada.”
“Shout! Factory is a first-class operation, underscored by its team of innovative and passionate home entertainment specialists,” John Melluso, managing director of UPHE Canada, said in a statement. “Pairing its impressive entertainment library with Universal’s formidable home entertainment distribution infrastructure effectively positions us for an enduring and vibrant collaboration.”
Pioneers in music compilation and classic TV reissues, Shout! Factory founders previously launched Rhino Records. Since 2003, they have built Shout! Factory into a leading independent producer and distributor of entertainment properties and new productions for home entertainment, digital, streaming, theatrical, broadcast and emerging platform distribution. Shout! Factory’s home entertainment offerings include feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, kids and family entertainment, live music, sports, Broadway cast albums, and comedy specials.