MIAMI, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolphin Digital Media (Dolphin), a global entertainment leader focused on innovative storytelling for the young, always connected audience, has secured international television distribution for the digital blockbuster "Cybergeddon," a co-production with Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of the "CSI" franchise, and his production company Dare to Pass. Dolphin announced today agreements with ZDF Enterprises, Cisneros Group's Venevision International, Astral Media and Bell Media to launch the cybercrime thriller in countries and territories around the world.
Through the deal with ZDF Enterprises, "Cybergeddon" will be made available in key countries globally, including all of Europe, and many parts of Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Venevision International will bring the critically acclaimed title to countries throughout Latin America. Additionally "Cybergeddon" has been acquired by Astral Media's French language speciality channel, Ztele and Bell Media's English language specialty channel Space in Canada.
"'Cybergeddon' is a global phenomenon property that has reached more than 25 million global viewers in more than 25 countries," said Bill O'Dowd, chairman and CEO, Dolphin Digital Media. "Partners like ZDF Enterprises, Venevision International, Astral Media and Bell Media are world-class distribution partners who will be instrumental in bringing 'Cybergeddon' to fans everywhere, while maximizing the financial potential of this highly successful property."
ZDF Enterprises, a private subsidiary of ZDF, is one of the biggest and most renowned television distributors in Europe. It's responsible for worldwide program sales, the implementation of international coproductions, license purchasing for quality programs, marketing online rights and the merchandising of strong ZDF program brands and acquired properties.
Venevision International (VVI) is known worldwide as a leading distributor of high-quality programming in Latin America. In more than 30 years of operating in the global marketplace, VVI has developed a robust distribution network and an unparalleled content library that includes 30,000+ hours of TV programming and 600+ movies in Spanish. Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, reaching people through a combination of highly targeted media properties in television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media. With 25 television services, the company is the country's largest broadcaster of English- and French-language pay and specialty television services. Astral Media's French-speaking specialty channel Ztele boldly caters to high-risk and adrenaline seekers, techies, and sci-fi, fantasy and action buffs. With such eclectic programming, the channel can just as well arouse the curiosity of its viewers as satisfy their desire to explore new frontiers.
Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. Bell Media owns 28 conventional stations, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and owns and operates 30 specialty channels, including TSN, Canada's #1 specialty channel, and RDS, Canada's #1 French-language specialty channel. Bell Media's English-speaking specialty channel Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show Innerspace– all in high definition.
"Cybergeddon" is a first-of-its-kind film co-produced, distributed and financed by Dolphin in a deal brokered and packaged by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
"Cybergeddon" follows the story of agent Chloe Jocelyn as she investigates a slew of seemingly unrelated cyberattacks with fellow agent Frank Parker and incarcerated master hacker Chase 'Rabbit' Rosen. Chloe and her team must crack the worldwide cybercrime ring led by Gustov Dobreff before it is too late. In a world where everyone is connected, everyone is at risk. For more information and to watch please visit: http://cybergeddon.yahoo.com/#home
About Dolphin Digital Media
Dolphin Digital Media (Dolphin) is a global entertainment leader focused on outstanding award-winning innovative storytelling for the young, always connected audiences. Dolphin is a forward thinking studio, entertaining audiences worldwide with large-scale projects to maximize audience reach and commercial advertising potential. Led by CEO and Emmy®-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin has created award- winning entertainment, working with the greatest storytellers including Bryan Singer ("Jack the Giant Slayer," "X-Men: First Class"), CSI franchise creator Anthony Zuiker, and Executive Producer and Director McG ("Charlie's Angels" and "Terminator: Salvation").
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