Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment

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Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
Headquarters111 Univertsal Hollywood Drive, Suite 400, Universal City, California 91608, United States
ProductsMotion pictures, television programs
OwnerVivendi (2006–2012)
Gaiam (2012–2013)
Cinedigm (2013–present)
ParentUniversal Music Group Distribution (2006–2012)
Gaiam (2012–2013)
New Video (2013–present)

Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment (formerly known as Vivendi Entertainment, Vivendi Visual Entertainment and Visual Entertainment) is an independent film, television, DVD and digital distribution company operating in the United States and Canada. It is also a distribution partner for independent content providers.[1][2][3][4]

The company has provided sales, marketing, and distribution services to studios such as Jim Henson Productions, The Weinstein Company,[5] World Wrestling Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company, Salient Media, NFL Films, DHX Cookie Jar, Shout! Factory, GoodTimes Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, Random House, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Classics, Hallmark Channel, Indomina Releasing, Nasser Entertainment, Event Film, Sonar Entertainment, Polychrome Pictures, Sid and Marty Krofft, PorchLight Entertainment, Sundance TV, Genius Brands, Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop, NBC News, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Discovery Family, Discovery Inc., VeggieTales, Viz Media, VCI Entertainment, Hasbro Studios, ImaginAsian, Entertainment Rights, IFC Films, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, NCircle Entertainment, Blowtorch Entertainment, Mill Creek Entertainment, DHX Media, Saban Capital Group/Hasbro Studios, HIT Entertainment, Mattel Creations, Barney and Friends, Penguin Random House, BVS Entertainment, Palisades Tartan, Palm Pictures, Nelvana, BKN, ESPN, Razor & Tie, Dargaud Media, Pure Flix Entertainment, Codeblack Entertainment, Melee Entertainment, Dimension Extreme, and Genius Products.

Vivendi Entertainment was originally a division of Universal Music Group Distribution, which in turn is a subsidiary of Vivendi.[2] On April 3, 2012, it was acquired from them by Gaiam and merged with its home entertainment division, renaming the combined subsidiary Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.[6] On October 17, 2013, Cinedigm announced it was purchasing Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment for $51.5 million. Cinedigm plans to combine Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment with their existing home video business, New Video. The acquisition closed on October 21, 2013.[7]


  1. ^ "Universal Music".
  2. ^ a b Home Media Magazine Archived August 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "The Weinstein Co. Partners with Vivendi Entertainment for Home Video". September 14, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "". Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  6. ^ MarketWatch - archived from the original on May 5, 2012
  7. ^ Cinedigm To Acquire Gaiam, Inc.’s Entertainment Unit, A Multi-Platform Content Licensor And Distributor

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