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The National Film Board of Canada takes to the skies

July 14, 2009 – The National Film Board of Canada’s collection is now available to airlines around the world. Canada’s public film producer and distributor has signed an exclusive airline distribution agreement with Skeye Inflight Entertainment to offer its catalogue to airlines worldwide, operating outside of Canada.


July 14, 2009
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July 14, 2009 – The National Film Board of Canada’s collection is now available to airlines around the world. Canada’s public film producer and distributor has signed an exclusive airline distribution agreement with Skeye Inflight Entertainment to offer its catalogue to airlines worldwide, operating outside of Canada.

“We are thrilled to explore this new market,” says Johanne St-Arnauld, the NFB’s Director General of Distribution. The NFB is seen on television, in classrooms and on DVD in over 60 countries worldwide. This new partnership with Skeye will allow us to extend our reach and introduce our rich collection of original programming to an even broader audience. It is a fantastic way to promote our work of the last 70 years and a beautiful way for our films to travel.” 

 “I am thrilled to add the prestigious NFB collection to my current library. The Film Board has garnered more Oscar® nominations than any production company or organization outside Hollywood, and I look forward to finding innovative ways to promote its catalogue abroad,” says Isabelle Bégin, President and Founder of Skeye.

Skeye offers a variety of comedy, lifestyle, science and technology, music, performing arts, sports, documentary and children’s programming, specifically tailored for the airline market. Skeye is the exclusive distributor for top-rated programs such as the Sesame Street TV series, shown in over 150 countries around the world, and How It’s Made, one of television’s most popular programs seen in almost 200 countries. Skeye also holds the rights to Janson Media, Spectra and many other catalogues filled with first-rate programming for airlines.

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For more information please go to: www.skeye.tv.