Newsflare, Redwood and Novocomedy to present new programming for MIPCOM

Paris, 23 July 2018 – Novocomedy, distributor of funny comedy shows and clips throughout the world, is pleased to announce additional distribution deals available for its clients at MIPCOM  (Booth R7F6). One of the the new deals is with the highly acclaimed online community site, Newsflare, who has teamed up with California-based Redwood Media to produce funny and irreverent comedy shows that will be exclusively distributed by Novocomedy across the globe, on all platforms.


Newsflare manages the rights to over 80,000 clips with its online platform, and secures the rights of an additional 5000 clips every month.  The highly sought-after content ranges from funny clips to more serious or cultural / lifestyle topics, and has been trending with millions of views on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.


Although Novocomedy is best known for distributing funny content, it is expanding its offerings with a wider range of genres. Two series will be introduced at MIPCOM and will be ready to deliver in early 2019:


  • Crazy Police Dashboard (13 x 11’) deals with clips of police intervention on roads and motorways.  It’s an action-reality series that’s highly sought by viewers.
  • Hurricane Fury (13 x 11’) offers images shot by people all over the world about extreme weather conditions.  It’s a universal theme with action packed pacing.


“We are pleased to team with Redwood Media to serve as a content provider for this leading global source of quality comedy entertainment.  Our new association with Redwood Media underscores Newsflare’s widest possible range of ‘from-the-scene’ eyewitness video material for the broadcast and production communities – from breaking news, sports and lifestyle to the kind of offbeat and oftentimes outrageous comedy sought by Redwood Media – and its worldwide distributor Novocomedy – for its newest original productions,” said Jon Cornwell, President and CEO of Newsflare.


“This New program will answer a while array of demand that we have been getting for sometime in this market of extreme video.  It is exciting for us to start selling Redwood Media’s brand new programs featuring Newsflare’s content all around the world to traditional TV channels but also VOD platforms, airlines and signage. Newsflare’s community is very active and the range of available content is more than promising”, says Simon Tchokonte, Novocomedy’s Sales Director.




About Novocomedy

Novocomedy is a distribution company founded in 2009 based in Paris, France. Its catalogue contains one of the widest collections of funny and entertaining shows in the world, boasting more than 2000 hours of HD content ranging from candid cameras to home videos as well as magic, circus, sport or animation. Working hand-in-hand with its California-based production partner, Redwood Media, Novocomedy’s goal is to provide quality and highly entertaining programming to traditional TV broadcasters and VOD platforms around the world.


About Redwood Media

Redwood Media is a California-based production company founded in 2016 specializing in comedy content.  The company’s CEO, Leo Perez, is a well-known TV executive who’s launched TV networks in the US and International markets. Redwood Media is producing shows such as Best Of The Net, in coproduction with Collab, Inc. consisting of a compilation of the funniest home videos on Collab’s platform that generate over 3.5 billion views per month. Shows are produced mostly without dialogue, in order to target the widest possible public around the world, and are suitable for the whole family.


About Newsflare

Headquartered in London with offices in Spain and the US, Newsflare ranks as the news industry’s pioneering leader in the collection and distribution of eyewitness videos shot and uploaded by amateurs and professionals worldwide. Newsflare’s prestigious broadcast and digital media clients span over 40 countries licensing the company’s wide array of original clips that encompass an entire spectrum of lifestyle, entertainment and business categories. Under the banner ‘Where the World’s Media Come to Buy Your Video’, Newsflare videos deliver stories from all walks of life that are oftentimes too breaking or too remote for traditional news organisations to capture.




For more information

Novocomedy / Redwood – Nadège Boinnard +33 6 69 55 10 52


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