Magazine article Screen International

Under the Milky Way Buys Majority Stake in UK's Content Republic

Magazine article Screen International

Under the Milky Way Buys Majority Stake in UK's Content Republic

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International VOD aggregator Under The Milky Way has acquired a majority stake in London-based digital distributor Content Republic.

The move gives Paris-headquartered Milky Way its first base in the UK.

Under The Milky Way is operational in most European countries as well as in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The company works with clients including Pathe, Gaumont, Scanbox, and Lucky Red to get their films on platforms such as iTunes, Vudu and Sony Playstation.

Content Republic, founded in 2006 by Michel Peters and Tuen Hilte [pictured], works mostly with platforms in the UK and North America.

Content Republic will now be amalgamated into the Under The Milky Way network; Hilte will be in charge of the company's UK operations.

Hilte said: "What Pierre-Alexandre, Jerome and Alexis have achieved in barely two years since they founded Under The Milky Way is unrivalled. …

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