AMAZEFILMS ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH AKIMBO
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2004 - AmazeFilms is proud to announce a distribution partnership with Akimbo, the premier Internet-based television content provider of high-quality movies, films, music videos and other video on-demand programming.
Akimbo will make available for viewing a host of short and feature-length animation, drama, comedy, cult, experimental, documentary and action films from the AmazeFilms catalogue via the Akimbo Service. Programming will include films from Sundance, Cannes, and the Oscars as well as some of the most cult-followed movies available. Trailers, film bios and Akimbo Service information can be found on the media-rich www.amazefilms.com. Parties interested in being notified about availability should join the AmazeFilms Newsletter.
Akimbo is the first company to deliver broadcast-quality, special-interest programs to any television via a broadband Internet connection. The Akimbo Service with the Akimbo Player lets consumers choose from thousands of hours of programs specifically suited to their tastes, so they can watch them whenever they choose. By partnering with Akimbo, video providers gain a new opportunity to cost-effectively reach targeted audiences without investing in new infrastructure. Akimbo’s partnerships with leading providers of specialty videos deliver more than 50 categories of unique entertainment, including themes like health and fitness, sports, education, youth, foreign language, cooking and medicine. Located in San Mateo, Calif., Akimbo is a privately held company funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sprout Group and Zone Ventures. The company is founded and managed by executives from ReplayTV, Macromedia, CNET, mySimon and Apple.
Since its inception in 2002, Los Angeles-based AmazeFilms has become a prominent film producer and distributor of feature films and short films. Most noted for their "Short Series," the company's catalogue of films includes winners and selections from the Academy Awards, Cannes and Sundance.