January 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ENTERTAINMENT ONE DISTRIBUTION ENTERS NEW DEAL WITH GERMANY’S SPV FOR NORTH AMERICA
(Port Washington, NY) – Entertainment One Distribution announces a new deal with SPV in North America. EONE will acquire both physical and digital rights for the Germany-based metal label’s extensive roster, which includes Molly Hatchet, Skinny Puppy, Whitesnake, and Monster Magnet, among others.
Michael Koch, C.E.O. Entertainment One U.S. comments, “The metal genre has become an important aspect of our business and continues to be a growing initiative spearheaded by Scott Givens, VP of Metal, of Entertainment One Music.”
Andreas Rennmann of SPV adds, “After a period of restructuring SPV is back in the U.S. Market with a strong catalogue of back titles and new releases. With Entertainment One we're happy to have a partner that offers a professional setup and has the same passion for music.”
This deal further strengthens Entertainment One Distribution’s foray into the metal world. Entertainment One currently distributes Snapper, Regain, Listenable, Rising Force (Yngwie Malmsteen’s label), and SST in North America, and Relapse, Metal Blade, Prosthetic, Hopeless, Hevy Devy, and Favoured Nations (Steve Vai) in Canada. Entertainment One will add Sumerian to its label roster for North America starting in March 2010.
Additionally, Entertainment One Music has recently added guitar icon Zakk Wylde’s band, Black Label Society, to its roster, which also includes Satyricon, Hatebreed, High On Fire, Dope, In Flames, Down (live DVD/CD), Overkill, Throwdown, Vision Of Disorder and more.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries. The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: eOne Television, eOne Films, eOne Music and eOne Distribution. These businesses collectively represent eOne’s extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution. eOne’s content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.