Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
|Type||Video, Digital, Television Distribution|
(as Platinum Disc Corporation)|
2005 (as Echo Bridge Home Entertainment)
|Headquarters||La Crosse, Wisconsin (Home Entertainment), White Plains, New York (International Sales), Needham, Massachusetts (Headquarters), Beverly Hills, California (Acquisitions)|
|Key people||Michael Rosenblatt, CEO; Nathan Hart, President (Home Entertainment); Emilia Nuccio, President (International)|
|Subsidiaries||Alliance Atlantis International Distribution
Echo Bridge Entertainment is a premier independent distribution company. It acquires and distributes feature films, scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries, and children’s programming for home video, digital and television in the U.S. and throughout the world. Since its acquisition of Alliance Atlantis International Distribution and recent distribution partnerships with Miramax, and ABC Disney/Buena Vista, Echo Bridge Entertainment has a combined portfolio of over 11,000 titles including the most successful teen series in the world, Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick) (a co-production with Epitome Pictures (subsidiary of DHX Media) and Bell Media), which was until DHX Media acquired library of children’s and Family TV content in November 2014, and classic horror franchises Halloween, The Prophecy, Hellraiser, Children of the Corn and From Dusk Till Dawn.
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, a division of Echo Bridge Entertainment, was founded in 1995 as Platinum Disc Corporation. In 2002, Platinum acquired PM Entertainment from The Harvey Entertainment Group. In 2005, Platinum Disc Corporation and Echo Bridge Entertainment merged to form Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. In 2008, Echo Bridge acquired Alliance Atlantis International Distribution. In 2011, Echo Bridge Entertainment and Miramax have made a distribution deal in which Echo Bridge will release 251 movies from the Miramax catalog; the other 550 movies will go to Lionsgate and StudioCanal as Miramax has a similar distribution deal with them. On March 17, 2014, Echo Bridge lost the distribution rights to the Miramax titles, all of their previous releases were discontinued and any mention of Miramax and their titles were taken off the website.
Lionsgate recently expanded their deal with Miramax to include the 251 movies previously released by Echo Bridge.
- "Echo Bridge And Miramax Enter Into Distribution Partnership". Miramax. February 17, 2011.
- "Echo Bridge Entertainment Merges With Leading Home Entertainment Distributor, Platinum Disc Corporation". Echo Bridge Entertainment. July 5, 2005.
- "Echo Bridge to acquire Alliance Atlantis International Distribution". April 7, 2008.
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