OUTtv acquires distributor PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH
In the past 25 years PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH has grown into the largest distributor in Europe for LGBTI films with more than 400 titles in its portfolio and publishes several titles every year in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. OUTtv strengthens the growth of its activities in the German-speaking heart of Europe; this acquisition enables both parties better to jointly serve the gay and open-minded target group by combining market expertise and knowledge. The new combination will cover the entire range of film and video exploitation; the promotion and launch of films, documentaries, TV series both in the cinema and on DVD/Blu Ray, as well as digital exploitation via OUTtv’s channels and digital platforms. OUTtv will also launch its German-language TV channel with various distributors in Germany and Luxembourg on 1 August. Further expansion will soon follow at Unity Media and Amazon, among others, for both the OUTtv channel and the interactive TV platform OUTtv Pro. Following the acquisition in Germany, OUTtv intends to enter new markets in Europe, including launches in Spain, Israel and Eastern Europe.
About PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH
PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH is a production and distribution company founded in 1993 for special interest media. The largest division is the distribution of gay and lesbian media (DVDs, Blu-ray) to well-known retail companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and to private customers. PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH is expanding its stock of around 400 films by 20 to 25 new titles each year. PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH publishes gay, lesbian and crossover feature films, series and
Documentaries - once on VHS, today on DVD / Blu-ray and as Video-on-Demand. Since 2000, the company has been operating theatrical distribution of sophisticated genre productions. Soon afterwards followed the video-on-demand evaluation and the film rights trade with almost all established television and rights exploitation companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Advertising measures tailored to queer target groups and promotion campaigns for well-known brands and institutions complete the portfolio of PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH
OUTTV Media B.V. is the only gay and open-minded media-network in Europe for more than 10 years, addressing more than 5 million monthly households in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Israel.