Today, Bitmax, the Hollywood-based digital media management and licensing company, announced a multi-year deal to provide digital media processing and licensing services for Here Media, a worldwide film and TV creator and distributor. Here Media is part of the successful portfolio of entertainment products run by industry icon and Academy-award winning producer Paul Colichman.
As part of the agreement, Bitmax will take on a range of processing services for Here Media’s films and TV series as well as its global channel, Here TV. In addition, Bitmax will sublicense select titles on digital storefronts, MVPD and OTT providers. Bitmax will avail the programs, provide transcoding, closed captioning, metadata packaging, ad-break conditioning, distribution and royalty processing services. Bitmax CRO Jim Riley commented, “We are delighted to be working with a progressive company like Here Media as they continue to bring critically-acclaimed content to audiences everywhere, and we are particularly excited they will be among the first of our customers to take advantage of our new orchestration tool ‘Maestro’ that we introduced at NAB .”
Here TV is an exclusive platform for LGBTQ filmmakers, artists and performers to showcase award-winning films and series in their original artistic form. Here TV captivates audiences by portraying an authentic queer experience. “Collaborating with Bitmax allows us to concentrate on the art and voice of our creative offerings rather than the technical aspects of media encoding and delivery,” said John Mongiardo, President and Managing Director of Here Media. “Through this partnership, we can scale distribution and deliver our channel and award-winning programs to viewers on the world’s most popular platforms and devices.”
About Here TV
Here TV (www.heretv.com) launched in 2004, making it the world’s first SVOD LGBTQ+ video service and is available on all major US cable operators including Xfinity, Spectrum, Dish, Optimum, FiOS, U-Verse, Cox, Atlantic Broadband, Buckeye, RCN, Frontier, WAVE and WOW! as well as Amazon, Roku, Sling TV, Google Play and the Here TV app (www.here.tv) where it can be viewed on all iOS and Android mobile devices. Here TV reaches millions of viewers each month and has produced Academy award-winning films in addition to receiving three Daytime Emmy Award nominations.