(30th May, 2019 – Mumbai, India): DocuBay, the premium international documentary VOD streaming service by IN10 Media Group, announced two significant acquisition deals -- one signed with France’s Kwanza and the other with UK’s Journeyman Pictures. The acquisition deals with both distributors include award-winning and award-nominated features which will be available for worldwide streaming on DocuBay when the service officially launches globally in later this year. All the films will be available with English subtitles.
Notable titles acquired from Kwanza- an independent producer and distributor based in France- include award winning features like Himalayan Gold Rush, directed by Oscar-nominated Eric Valli, about Nepalese villagers embarking on a dangerous trek through the Himalayas in search of a fungus that’s worth its weight in gold; andDeeper, that follows the story of Pascal Bernabe on his record-breaking deep ocean dive of 1080 feet.
Other titles acquired from Kwanza include Touring Talkies, Chadar: The Ice Trail, Hitler’s Last Secrets, Travelling with the Jinju, and Jack London: An American Adventure.
Notable titles acquired from Journeyman Pictures, a UK-based global distributor and sales agent, include award winning titles PlayMe Burlesque, a feature about the resurgence of the art of Burlesque in NYC; Moonwalk One, a feature about the Apollo 11 moon landing, digitally remastered from the 1970 original and Sealers: One Last Hunt,an award nominated feature that follows a motley crew of seal hunters who aim to keep an ancient, but increasingly controversial Norwegian tradition alive.
Additional titles acquired from Journeyman Pictures include Angkor Awakens, The Billion Dollar Bust, I Love My Muslim, Every Other Couple, Unbounded, and Guardians of the Strait.
Akul Tripathi (COO, DocuBay) stated: “We are eager for DocuBay to launch in Q2, and to share our passion for rich, compelling human stories that unite us as One Tribe. Our mission of delivering a vertical, premium service that features excellent documentary films to consumers globally is furthered through our partnerships with exceptional international content distributors like Kwanza and Journeyman Pictures.”
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, DocuBay is a global, subscription-based VOD streaming service and OTT platform exclusively designed to stream premium international documentary films. Specializing as a niche video service, DocuBay features content from all corners of the globe in a variety of categories. The official international consumer launch is scheduled for summer 2019 and will be available on the App Store and Google Play, with additional platforms to be announced at its launch.www.docubay.com
Kwanza is a leading independent TV distributor and producer specialized in high-profile documentaries. With its unique catalogue of HD and 4K titles, Kwanza is a key player in the world of factual content. Its carefully-selected programs are highly rated by viewers and the industry, and they regularly win major festival awards. Since its creation in 2006, the company has emerged as a trusted partner for a wide range of broadcasters and producers. As a producer and distributor, Kwanza is involved in the whole life-cycle of documentary projects: from production, finance-raising and pre-sales to international distribution.www.kwanza.fr
About JOURNEYMAN PICTURES
Journeyman Pictures is a global distributor and sales agent of documentaries, covering all markets worldwide. For over 25 years the company has represented top, award-winning factual productions from the world's biggest broadcasters and independent filmmakers. www.journeyman.tv