Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
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.
|Fate||acquired by Cinedigm|
111 Univertsal Hollywood Drive, Suite 400, Universal City, California 91608,
|Products||Motion pictures, television programs|
|Owner||Vivendi (2004–2012) |
|Parent||Universal Music Group Distribution (2006–2012) |
New Video (2013–present)
The company has provided sales, marketing, and distribution services to studios such as Entertainment One, Alliance Films, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Productions, The Weinstein Company, 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., Big Idea Entertainment, 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.
Visual Entertainment was founded in 2004 to distribute DVDs as a division of Universal Music Group Distribution, which in turn is a subsidiary of Vivendi. In 2006, Visual Entertainment was renamed Vivendi Visual Entertainment. In 2008, Vivendi Entertainment expanded from home video into theatrical distribution. On April 3, 2012, the company was acquired from Vivendi by Gaiam and merged with its home entertainment division, renaming the combined subsidiary Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. 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.
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