Vimeo signs new content distribution partners

Vimeo On DemandOnline video site Vimeo has signed deals with seven new content distribution partners in a move that will up its Vimeo On Demand library across a number of genres. 

Among the new partners are: BFS Entertainment & Multimedia, which offers programming including classic dramas, mystery, comedy, sports, documentaries and health and wellness content; Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; and lifestyle media firm Gaiam, which will provide 12 new releases per year in the yoga and fitness category, and 48 titles per year in the conscious media, health and wellness categories.

The other partners are: independent film distributor Gravitas Ventures; film producer and distributer Inception Media Group; global TV distributer feature film producer MarVista Digital Entertainment; and extreme sports films distributer X-Treme Video.

“Vimeo empowers professional creators with our open platform to distribute content directly to audiences worldwide by offering total control and better economics. We also recognise that distributors play an important role in premium, quality content and by partnering with these best-in-class distribution companies, we are aggressively expanding our content offerings to deliver an exceptional, diverse collection of new titles,” said Sam Toles, vice president of content acquisitions and business development, Vimeo.