Gaiam TV Sponsors World's Largest International Documentary Film Festival

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Documentaries a Major Programming Focus as Gaiam TV Becomes a Key Sponsor of IDFA 2013 in Amsterdam

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Gaiam TV is thrilled to support documentary filmmakers, and to bring their work to a broad, enthusiastic audience.

Gaiam TV today announced that it will be sponsoring the 2013 IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the largest documentary festival of its kind. This marks the first time Gaiam TV has sponsored an event outside of the U.S., as it continues its expansion into foreign markets. In addition to having key content and distribution executives in attendance, Gaiam TV will be hosting the filmmaker breakfast and have exposure on every film screened at the 12-day event.

Since its inception, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has been dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of groundbreaking documentaries, connecting filmmakers with distribution partners and spurring the development of new documentary films and factual television series. Celebrating its 25th year, the annual festival will be showcasing many highly anticipated films, acting as the launch pad for filmmakers seeking distribution of their programs.

“Gaiam TV is thrilled to support documentary filmmakers, and to bring their work to a broad, enthusiastic audience” said Sam Toles, vice president of content for Gaiam TV. “Sponsoring this important festival allows us to introduce the impressive distribution programs we are offering filmmakers while supporting IDFA’s mission of showcasing documentaries to a worldwide audience”.

Uniquely positioned as a niche, multi-platform subscription video-on-demand channel, combined with a broad-based distribution unit that maintains key relationships with mass-market digital platforms and video-on-demand services, Gaiam TV offers a terrific opportunity to filmmakers looking for distribution. The channel is emerging as the go-to source for those who are seeking enriching, inspiring content. Gaiam TV produces and selects programming that is designed to enlighten, encourage, educate and entertain, which is why Gaiam TV chose to support and attend IDFA.

For more information on IDFA or to purchase festival tickets, visit
Gaiam TV is currently offering a free 10-day trial. Those who wish to subscribe to the service pay just $9.95 per month, and may cancel membership at any time. Like Netflix, subscribers may stream content on demand for viewing with no limits and no commercial advertising. Gaiam TV is available on a variety of platforms including iPad, iPhone and Roku.

About Gaiam TV Gaiam TV is a streaming video subscription service that offers exclusive, ad-free streaming of over 5,000 films, documentaries and original programs dedicated to transformational media, alternative knowledge, personal growth and spirituality, featuring luminaries like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, the Dalai Lama and more. Along with its transformational content, Gaiam TV also features the world's largest online library of yoga, fitness and wellness videos, featuring renowned instructors like Rodney Yee, Jillian Michaels, Seane Corn, Mari Winsor and more. In addition, Gaiam TV offers original programming that takes viewers to the edges of reality through dynamic discussions on controversial topics. Gaiam TV is available on Roku, Sony PlayStation 3, select Sony Blu-ray players, Apple TV, iPad and iPhone. It is available for $9.95/month with a free 10-day trial. Gaiam TV is a division of Gaiam, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA). For more information, visit

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