Media Ranch, the award-winning Montreal-based TV production and distribution company, and Emmy winning producer and renowned distributor GRB Studios, jointly announced a strategic alliance designed to complement and expand both businesses’ original IP and distribution operations worldwide.
The new agreement will see Media Ranch and GRB join forces to co-develop, co-produce and co-distribute original unscripted IP, new and existing formats and ready-made factual series globally. Both companies will continue to operate independently.
In factual co-development, the companies will join forces to develop innovative, original unscripted IP with GRB Studios producing the resulting commissioned projects for the US whilst Media Ranch will produce for the Canadian market. Media Ranch will distribute all jointly produced productions and formats from both companies’ catalogues in Europe, CEE and Scandinavia whilst GRB Studios will handle sales in the US, UK and the rest of the World. GRB Studios will handle distribution for both companies’ ready-made catalogues worldwide.
Media Ranch President Sophie Ferron said: ‘Media Ranch’s global formats and distribution expertise in the Canadian and European markets go hand in hand with GRB Studios significant US capabilities in production and distribution and wider global footprint, providing both companies with a fantastic opportunity to create and grow – both together and independently – in this symbiotic new alliance’.
‘We are thrilled to have found such a unique and effective way to scale globally, and are excited to be doing so with a company of Media Ranch’s pedigree. Our deep well of experience in the global media landscape, coupled with our passion to continually create captivating content, give us a distinct advantage during this time of unparalleled opportunity’, said Patrice Choghi, SVP of International for GRB Studios.