We like the sound of this! Knetik Media, a trans media platform company with expertise in over-the-top video, new media and gaming, is partnering with the owner of a major content library to launch a direct to consumer video on-demand service based on a collection of classic Hollywood films, television shows and music videos.
Working with this private content library, Knetik Media is in a position to deploy over 8,700 hours of Hollywood-produced films, television series and cartoons. Included in this collection is a large assortment of music videos produced by well-known classic rock bands.
Knetik Media plans to launch the new content service by early 2014. They will control global distribution rights for the collection. The Central Florida based company plans to use its network of regional marketing partners around the globe to distribute the content. Initial market forays will include the Middle-East and South Asia as well as seeking marketing partnerships in North America.
Highlights of the library include classic horror films including an extensive collection with Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price and, popular television dramas such as Dragnet and I Love Lucy.
The collection has cartoons from the 1930′s including Betty Boop and Flash Gordon. For news and history buffs, the library holds one of the largest collection of World War II documentaries and news from around the globe. Included in the collection for later product offering are hundreds of radio announcements from WWII.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have this partnership. There are audiences that have never experienced these classics,” says Knetik Media Chief Executive Officer Shane Robinett . “We will work aggressively with our partners to secure global distribution of these movies, television shows, and vintage music videos which have timeless appeal and strong viewership.”