Independent Distribution Group Launches Connected TV
One Stop Shop for Distribution of Independent Film & TV Programs
March 8, 2012, Atlanta, GA – Independent Distribution Group (IDG) launches Atlanta’s premiere film and television distribution channel for the web and Connected Television. The Georgia-based multi-media outlet will have an immediate impact on the state of Georgia, which now ranks as one of the top five states in the nation for film and television production, according to the Georgia Film Commission that credited the film industry for bringing in $2.1 billion dollars from July 2010 through April 2011.
IDG is spreading its creative wings by launching the careers of tomorrow's rising directors, producers and actors and making its presence known by broadcasting quality and network professional independent feature and short films, TV series and documentaries. "IDG is more than a film and production distribution company," says Greg Galloway, CEO, "Our commitment is to film and TV producers and directors and also extends to the communities we serve across the country." And unlike other web based distribution channels some will be subscription but our network partners will offer both free and pay per view options.
Recognizing the rapidly growing numbers of independent films and TV projects produced in Atlanta, IDG is offering new hope for the Peach state with its mission to provide a digital platform for aspiring media creators to work and showcase their creativity that will reach over 8 million households each month. Through collaborative partnerships with mega media outlets and various CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) that have live 24/7 programming as well as Transactional VOD (Pay-Per-View), Subscription Video on Demand and Ad-Supported Video on Demand, programming includes original comedy, drama,horror, Sit-coms, thrillers, mysteries and web-series.
The goal is to respond to a wide demographic of individual and families looking for new original and creative content delivered in non-traditional ways through Connected TV utilizing LG, Samsung and Panasonic or streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku and Boxee. Also separating IDG from the rest is their revenue sharing model for their catalog of content. "In the end, it's really about developing successful, lucrative partnerships within the film and TV industry that will have an indelible imprint on the fledgling economy," says Galloway.
IDG's stellar list of collaborations include: Tommy Ford, Terri J. Vaughn, Usher, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jasmine Guy, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Swift Rice, Robin Givens, Clifton Powell, Greg Alan Williams, Chrystale Wilson, Faith Evans, Bigg Gipp (Goodie M.O.B.), Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys, Diamond (Crime Mob), Rasheeda and Olivia. "Working with industry insiders has allowed us to create an entertainment empire that satisfies the film makers, actors and supportive entertainment community," says Len Gibson, COO of Connected TV and founder of the Peachtree Village Film Festival.
IDG will kick off recruitment efforts for quality content at theMarch 29, 2012 Get Connected Networking Mixer. CEO, Greg Galloway will be on hand to accept projects that are produced and ready to air on Connected TV. “I am excited about IDG’s presence at Get Connected, it is a viable way to get the projects of the attendees out there” says Autumn Bailey-Ford, Partner & Vice President of Distribution for IDG, film producer and founder of Get Connected.
Filmmakers looking to get their projects in front of the world… IDG is eager to help you.
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