Film and TV Distributor Filmrise Partners with TV App Developer Float Left Interactive to Deliver Curated Roku Channels
NEW YORK, August 18, 2015 — Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor FilmRise announced today that it has launched several new streaming channels on the Roku® platform. Each of these new channels offers free, instant streaming of curated film and TV content across a variety of genres – from acclaimed international cinema, to grindhouse classics, to special interest features and series. FilmRise partnered with Float Left Interactive, an industry leader in TV app development solutions, to create the new channels that are available to consumers on Roku players and Roku TV™ models.
The new FilmRise channels that are now available on the Roku platform include: the primary channel FilmRise, featuring the Academy Award-nominated “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” the acclaimed sports documentary “On Any Sunday” and the classic drama “Go Tell It on the Mountain”; FilmRise Cinematheque, which provides critically-lauded, award-winning films from across the globe, including the celebrated indie drama “The Tree,” the distinguished Global Lens Collection and the hit documentary “Bill Cunnigham New York”; and Mutant Sorority Pictures, which delivers the scariest and sexiest grindhouse fun, such as the Troma classics “The Toxic Avenger” and “Class of Nuke ‘Em High.”
In addition to these new streaming channels that are now available on the Roku platform, FilmRise plans to launch additional streaming channels later in 2015 including FilmRise Paranormal, FilmRise True Crime and more.
“As our company continues its explosive growth, we are beyond thrilled to launch these exciting new channels on the Roku platform to provide millions of Roku customers with access to the plethora of content we’ve acquired and will continue to aggressively acquire for our streaming channels,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. “Furthermore, we’re proud of our partnership with Float Left Interactive, which has done a remarkable job in developing quality streaming channels to present our content to Roku customers.”
“FilmRise has an immense library with a variety of fantastic entertainment titles,” said Tom Schaeffer, CEO of Float Left Interactive. “Roku customers will love having access to these additional channels, and we’re honored to be working with FilmRise to distribute these film and TV shows on one of the leading streaming platforms.”
Roku customers can find FilmRise’s new channels including FilmRise, FilmRise Cinematheque and Mutant Sorority Pictures within the Roku Channel Store.
FilmRise is a distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. FilmRise’s titles are in release at Wal-Mart, on line through Amazon Disc on Demand, and digitally on Amazon Prime, Netflix Instant Watch, iTunes, Hulu, VUDU, Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Crackle, Fandor and other platforms. FilmRise is also releasing select films theatrically and licensing to domestic television. The company’s acquisitions include hit television series such as Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning “Years of Living Dangerously,” “Forensic Files,” WE tv’s “Women Behind Bars,” BBC’s “Young Dracula” and Syfy’s “Deals from the Darkside.” Film titles include classics such as John Landis’ “American Werewolf in London,” documentaries including “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” and Rodney Ascher’s “The Nightmare,” and Slamdance Audience Award-winner “Hank and Asha.” www.FilmRise.com
ABOUT FLOAT LEFT INTERACTIVE
Float Left provides TV app solutions that connect media companies and broadcasters to their audience through leading-edge video experiences. The company specializes in developing immersive, cross-platform applications with a strong emphasis on personalization and engagement. Since 2009, Float Left has launched over 200 Over-the-Top and TV Everywhere applications. Select customers include Nickelodeon, Roku, theCHIVE, Comedy Central, and Viki.
Float Left has offices in Jupiter, Florida and New York, New York.
More information about Float Left Interactive is available at www.floatleft.tv
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