Cinemien continues as part of OUTtv Media Europe
Cinemien will continue as of July 1 as part of OUTTV Media, creating a broad distribution organization in both movie theaters, on-line and on TV.
Cinemien has been of historical significance in the film market, at its start -at this date exactly 45 years ago- being a disruptive film distributor with an initial focus on women, the LGBTI+ and arthouse films. Unfortunately due to the accelerated digitization process, the increasingly shorter windows in theaters and the effects of Covid-19, ensured that Cinemien could not continue as an independent entity. Moving Cinemien to OUTTV creates a powerful, multi-media organization.
In 2018, OUTTV Media acquired the German LGBTI+ film distributor PRO-FUN MEDIA GmbH. With the additional acquisition of Cinemien in the Benelux, OUTtv wants to strengthen the portfolio in the field of theatrical and digital exploitation. By combining Cinemien's expertise with the marketing power of OUTtv, the arthouse enthusiast can be served even better. This joining of forces leads to a strengthening of film exploitation; the promotion and launch of films in the cinema, on TV; and physical & digital exploitation through both existing and new OUTtv channels.