Finding an Audience: Distribution Notes for 7/10/09

Online/On-Demand

It’s official: ABC shows have begun to show up on Hulu, beginning with select episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Cinetic Rights Management will release a handful of titles a month to their new Cinetic Film Buff VOD channel, with distribution then happening on iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere. CRM is also in talks to manage the title catalog of a number of distributors that are looking for ways to get some of their films out to these new channels.

YouTube has gone to Hollywood to make a new appeal to content creators and networks to put full episodes and other long-form content on the site, making their case based on YouTube being a solid place for audience discovery that also carries with it solid advertising CPMs for such content.