Electus Digital said it has signed a licensing deal with HBO for exclusive television distribution of CollegeHumor´s Coffee Town.
Beginning this month, the film will be available on HBO and Cinemax. The 18-month license period extends through October 2015 and covers the US and territories including Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam and Bermuda.
Coffee Town, the debut feature film from CollegeHumor, was first released in July 2013 across all digital platforms and through a series of limited theatrical engagements.
“The reaction to Coffee Town has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor and a producer of Coffee Town. “I´m excited for more people to stumble upon it in a different environment and join the movie´s fan base.”
Coffee Town is the first workplace comedy for the generation that increasingly doesn´t have an office. When a 30-something website manager who uses a local cafe as his office learns of plans to convert the space into a bar, he enlists the help of his two best friends to help save his freeloading existence.
In addition to the agreement with HBO in the US, Electus International has secured licensing deals for television distribution of Coffee Town with Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and with Canal+ Spain in Spain and Andorra.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. Its website is at www.electus.com.