Cinedigm today announced the acquisition of Fandor, an independent subscription film streaming service, which offers the largest collection of independent films, documentaries and international feature films on the market. Fandor is home to more than 4,600 film titles from over 400 global and diverse partner film companies, from studio classics to festival favorites to award-winning foreign essentials.
With the acquisition, Cinedigm plans to support Fandor with its own content library, technology, engineering and distribution capabilities to rapidly expand Fandor’s content offering, relaunch the service’s applications and expand distribution across the board. Cinedigm audience on more than 900 million connected devices.
At the end of 2018, Fandor restructured the company, laying off all of its staff. At the time, the company said the site “would continue to stream movies uninterrupted. This is not a bankruptcy or bankruptcy. Prior to that, it was probably best known for being associated with MoviePass. , the shuttered motion picture subscription service.
Cinedigm will continue to offer Fandor ad-free, but also plans to offer a free, ad-supported on-demand level as well as a linear streaming channel to further expand the reach of the service to an audience of all viewing preferences. . Cinedigm also plans to relaunch Keyframe, Fandor’s web and video publication dedicated to film art coverage. Phil Hopkins, president of Cinedigm’s Film Detective division will oversee Fandor and Keyframe, with the goal of re-launching the service in the second quarter.
“This acquisition of Fandor, which follows on from Film Detective, strengthens Cinedigm’s position as a global leader in independent film streaming,” said Chris McGurk, CEO of Cinedigm.
Fandor was founded in 2010 by Dan Aronson, Jonathan Marlow and Albert Reinhardt. The service, which offers a 50% revenue share to movie rights holders, is available through desktop, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Prime, and social media.