$HHSE-NEWS:..Hannover-House closes 10-picture-deal with ROKU for U.K., Ireland
Press Release | 09/22/2023
Hannover House, Inc. (OTC: HHSE) has finalized the placement of ten films from the company's library with ROKU, for release into the U.K. and Ireland. The sale was initiated during the Cannes market in May and finally closed this week.
Titles licensed under the agreement include "Savage Land," "Future Shock," "Samurai: The Last Warrior" and seven others. ROKU is looking at over one hundred additional titles from the Hannover House library for possible licensing into these two territories in the future.
"This is great news for our program suppliers and shareholders," said Desiree Garnier, president of the Hannover House MyFlix division
. "As video-on-demand outlets continue to expand worldwide, the international sales and licensing rights within the Hannover House library will see significantly greater monetization over the years," she concluded.
Hannover House has over four-hundred titles in the company's library of distribution or sales agency rights, which licensing grants are primarily limited to the North American territory. However, all original productions from Hannover House, and many third-party licensed titles, also include international distribution and sales rights.
Roku, Inc. of San Jose, California has grown their hugely successful hardware and streaming device business into a major supplier of programming in territories around the world. Titles licensed by Roku from studios and producers can be streamed directly to homes using the Roku hardware of many brands of Roku-enabled smart televisions. Current annualized revenues for Roku have been reported at $3.21-billion by the company.
Hannover House was formed in 1993 and has grown and evolved over the years in response to changing trends in media and entertainment distribution. The company has found success in recent years with facilitating independent feature productions such as the upcoming USA theatrical and streaming release of "WILDFIRE: The Legend of the Cherokee Ghost Horse," starring Anne Heche.