16 OCT 2023

Filmrise licenses AVOD and Fast rights to The CW streamer

The deal consists of 429 episodes across 11 different series and four movies, including 14 seasons of Canada’s longest running one-hour scripted drama “Heartland,” Gordon Ramsay’s award-winning “Hell’s Kitchen,” and the comedy-drama superhero series “The Greatest American Hero."

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FilmRise has licensed U.S. AVOD and FAST rights to over 1,500 hours of select content to The CW’s free streaming service. The announcement was made jointly today by Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise and Ashley Hovey, Chief Digital Officer at The CW.  "CW is focused on delivering the best content and experience to our streaming audiences," Hovey said.

In addition to the company's hundreds of hours of original programming, Filmrise extensive collection will grant users access to content in one place. The deal comes as The CW continues to expand its digital and streaming initiative in the U.S. 

The deal consists of 429 episodes across 11 different series and four movies, including 14 seasons of Canada’s longest running one-hour scripted drama “Heartland,” Gordon Ramsay’s award-winning “Hell’s Kitchen,” and the comedy-drama superhero series “The Greatest American Hero,” among others. Also included in the deal is Season 13 of “Forensic Files,” which consists of 50 episodes.

Other properties in the deal include “The War of the Worlds,” “On Death Row,” “ReGenesis,” and “Flash Gordon.” The movies included are “The HeartlandChristmas,” “American Hero,” “Giantess Attack: Year Zero,” and “Videoverse: Mix Tape.” "These properties have gained immense popularity across various AVOD and FAST channels on multiple platforms. We are thrilled to bring them to CW’s streaming audiences," Fisher said."Our objective has always been to offer viewers everywhere the streaming content they desire, free of charge. This partnership with The CW enables us to stay true to that goal."

These properties have gained immense popularity across various AVOD and FAST channels on multiple platforms. We are thrilled to bring them to CW’s streaming audiences. Our objective has always been to offer viewers everywhere the streaming content they desire, free of charge. This partnership with The CW enables us to stay true to that goal.” Danny Fisher FilmRise

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