Bitmax has appointed Gareth Noble as their European Business Development and Content Relations Manager, responsible for the development and management of European sales strategy. In this new role, he will identify new business opportunities for film distribution across streaming platforms throughout Europe.
Gareth has 30 years’ experience in the digital media distribution business having worked for major record labels including Sony Music and Universal Music. Gareth’s early career included working with artists including Oasis, George Michael, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, helping license and distribute albums to retail outlets. He expanded his skillset to include licensing and distributing music videos and film across streaming platforms. He has deep industry experience and contacts across the sector, having licensed films from all genres including small independent films to cult classics starring English football legends Bobby Robson and Jack Charlton.
Gareth Noble, Bitmax’s European Business Development and Content Relations Manager, said: “I’ve spent my career developing a deep understanding of the digital domain, and working with a boutique media distribution business such as Bitmax gives me the chance to make sure our clients have as much help as they need to get their content in the right format with the right assets to streaming platforms across Europe, such as Apple and Prime. I am looking forward to helping our clients find new ways to make money out of their work.”
Tom Jones, Bitmax’s Managing Director UK, said, “Gareth’s personable approach and ability to speak to anybody coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the music and film industry will be instrumental in helping independent film producers work with Bitmax to distribute films to new audiences using different revenue models including AVOD, TVOD, PVOD and SVOD.”
Gareth is the host of the new podcast from Bitmax, “Film Distribution with Bitmax”, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and on the Bitmax website. Listeners can subscribe to hear interviews with independent film producers on how they started in the business and lessons they have learned along the way.
Bitmax Chosen to Distribute Acclaimed Documentary Across Major Digital Distribution Platforms
Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, has been chosen to digitally distribute the critically acclaimed film Fantastic Fungi to major digital distribution platforms as a Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) release. The film will be available on Apple, Vudu, Google, and Amazon Prime from TBD in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and German, with opportunities for audiences to pre-order as of TBD.
Fantastic Fungi has enjoyed a successful theatrical run which was brought to an abrupt end in March due to Covid-19 and the resulting theater closings. Audiences will also be able to enjoy a digital extras package, created by Bitmax, that will be distributed with the film containing bonus material and behind the scene footage.
Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg and narrated by Brie Larson, is an immersive journey through time into the underground network of the fungi kingdom. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists, the film illustrates how fungi’s beauty and intelligence can offer solutions to some of the world’s pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
Richard Martin CEO at Bitmax, said, “We are honored to have earned the trust of Louie Schwartzberg to distribute this immersive film across all the major digital outlets.”
Bitmax Chosen to Digitize and Distribute Iconic 80’s Australian Mini-Series over Apple iTunes and Amazon Prime
Bitmax has been selected by Eaton Films, the distributor of The Flying Doctors mini-series on behalf of Crawford Productions, to help distribute the long-running series across digital platforms. Bitmax is digitizing the original recordings of The Flying Doctors, which has previously only been available on DVD, and is managing the distribution and licensing to streaming platforms Apple iTunes and Amazon Prime. The series will be available for nostalgia fans to stream from July.
The Flying Doctors is an Australian drama TV series produced by Crawford Productions that revolves around the everyday lifesaving efforts of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia in the Outback. The popular series ran for nine seasons and was successfully screened internationally.
Louise Rimoldi, Sales Director at Eaton Films said, “We are very happy to be working with Bitmax to get The Flying Doctors mini-series released digitally for the first time. The response to the planned release has been welcomed by the many fans of the series and we will consider future options not only for The Flying Doctorsseries of 234 episodes but also the rest of Crawford’s catalogue.”