Fandor Announces Big Distribution Gains, Licensing Agreements with Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Share Article

Fandor, the movie streaming service with the largest collection of independent films, documentaries and international titles, along with daily short-form original videos and series, made three big announcements today.

With the launch of Fandor features on The Roku® Channel earlier this week, coupled with Fandor’s recent launches on CenturyLink® Stream, Sling, Amazon Video UK and ongoing distribution on Amazon Video US, Fandor is now available to millions of users and subscribers. “We are excited about expanding our viewership through The Roku® Channel and look forward to our continued growth through our existing distribution partnerships and exciting new alliances to be announced shortly,” said Felice Oper, Chief Distribution Officer of Fandor.

Fandor also announced new licensing deals that will bring hundreds of exciting titles to the service. Head of Programming Gail Gendler said, “As Fandor extends its brand to additional platforms, we are committed to delighting a broad range of movie lovers every day. The Fandor community includes the tens of millions of active users enjoying our short form videos every month, while these new studio agreements with Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) are about delivering value for our paid subscribers, ensuring that this part of the Fandor audience is able to enjoy such classic movies as Lionsgate’s 'The Graduate,' 'Secretary' and Akira Kurosawa’s 'Ran'; as well as MGM’s 'Mad Max,' 'The Crying Game,' and 'Carrie,' ‘made new’ through the perspective of Fandor’s numerous editorial contributors.”

Lastly, Fandor is pleased to announce its hire of Russell Burke as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Burke is a seasoned entertainment executive, having held senior financial roles at Sony Music, pressplay, and Mandalay Media; and was the founding CFO of mixed-reality startup, Magic Leap. Said Larry Aidem, Fandor President & CEO, “Fandor’s investors and employees are thrilled to have someone of Russell’s pedigree at the helm of Finance. The management team and I have been incredibly impressed with Russell's experience helping companies like ours scale; his fundraising prowess; and much, much more.” Burke joins other recent senior level hires, including former Twitter executive, Dan Johns, who serves as Fandor’s EVP of Advertising and Sponsorship and former AMC Networks executive, Gail Gendler, who was recently named Fandor’s Head of Programming.

Fandor is a registered trademark of Our Film Festival, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

About Fandor:

Fandor handpicks and streams over 5,000 award-winning and independently produced titles from around the world. With over 500 genres, from the classics to the latest festival favorites, Fandor connects a global community of movie lovers through curated content in our movie library and original programming, on our digital site and social platforms. The company is expanding its content syndication through established and emerging OTT services and OEMs. Fandor is available on desktop, iOS, Android, and on TV through Roku, AppleTV and Chromecast.

Press Contact: 
Matt Maraynes 
522 Washington St., San Francisco, CA 94111 
Phone: (626) 657-6073 
matt(at)fandor(dot)com

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Matt Maraynes
Fandor
+1 (626) 657-6073
Email >
@Fandor
Follow >
Visit website