FilmRise announced the acquisition of the U.S. AVOD distribution rights to CBC’s longest-running hour-long drama series, “Heartland.” Adapted from Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, “Heartland” is a multi-generational family drama series set in Alberta, Canada that began airing in 2007 on the CBC and just wrapped its 14th season in March 2021.
Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise comments, “We are fortunate to add this wonderful series to our expanding content of wholesome family programming. 'Heartland' contains all of the qualities we look for in uplifting and thoughtful content, including messages of positivity and the power of family. We look forward to sharing this addition with new audiences.”
Wayne Lepoff, President and CEO of Genesis International TV & Film states, “Genesis is excited to make this hit series from Canada available on new platforms. We feel viewers will welcome Heartland’s ongoing themes of family strength and family values as well as its messages of showing compassion towards others. We look forward to our growing and continuing relationship with FilmRise.”
FilmRise has acquired AVOD rights to 214 episodes across 13 seasons as well as the TV movie, “A Heartland Christmas,” which garnered 1.4 million viewers when it originally aired.
“Heartland” will be streaming on a number of digital platforms including The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Peacock, PlutoTV, Tubi and the FilmRise streaming network.