MIPTV 2024: Filmrise acquires AVOD & FAST rights for "Corner Gas" TV Series

It's an award-winning Canadian title. Territories Include the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia

8 APR 2024

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FilmRise, the New York City-based film and television studio, has acquired exclusive AVOD and FAST rights to the Canadian comedy  series “Corner Gas” from Prairie Pants Distribution (Vérité Films and 335 Productions). FilmRise will have sub-distribution rights to all six seasons of the Canadian company Bell Media original sitcom as well as “Corner Gas: The Movie” in the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia. The announcement was made jointly today by Max Einhorn, SVP Acquisitions and Co-Productions at FilmRise and Virginia Thompson of Prairie Pants Distribution.

The deal includes 107 episodes, 30 minutes each, across six seasons as well as the 90 minute “Corner Gas: The Movie.”  Forty kilometers from nowhere and way beyond normal is "Corner Gas", an ensemble comedy series about a bunch of nobodies who get up to a whole lot of nothing in the fictional prairie town of Dog River, Saskatchewan. Each episode delivers a half-hour of comedic voyeurism in a place where everyone knows everyone else's business. Dog River is a nice town, but far from the quaint and idyllic little burgs we're used to seeing on TV. The deal was negotiated by Katherine Weinstein, Manager of Content Acquisitions for FilmRise with Michael Smith of Warburn Consulting advising, and Virginia Thompson, President of Prairie Pants Distribution.

Einhorn expressed great confidence in the quality of Canadian productions in recent years: “FilmRise provides Canadian producers and distributors with additional revenue streams for their programming, reducing their reliance solely on SVOD platforms. We effectively monetize content through our AVOD and FAST platform partnerships. Given our history with Canadian programming in recent years, we are confident that the super-successful, witty comedy, 'Corner Gas' will exceed all expectations," stated.

Finally, Virginia Thompson from Prairie Pants Distribution saw a lot of potential for the series through AVOD & FAST: “FilmRise is a leader and innovator in the FAST and streaming industry with a proven track record of success. They consistently reach vast audiences worldwide, providing high-quality content and exceptional brands to consumers for free. We’re excited to work with FilmRise  to maximize 'Corner Gas' ’s global reach in the FAST and AVOD space," commented.