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New Video
Founded1967; 56 years ago (1967)
  • Susan Margolin
  • Steve Savage
FateFolded into Cinedigm
Successor Cinedigm
United States
Services Digital distribution
Owner Cinedigm
Divisions Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment
Docurama Films
Flatiron Film Company

New Video ( stylized as NEWVIDEO) is an American entertainment distributor and collector of independent digital content. The company works with independent producers, filmmakers and television networks to curate content for many types of distribution platforms, including digital, cable, video on demand, Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical releases.

Until 2012, New Video was marketing and distributing television series and films for A&E Home Entertainment, which included A&E, History channel, and Lifetime. New Video's library includes Major League Baseball games, films from Tribeca Film and storybook content from Scholastic and Weston Woods. New Video also distributed films for Arthouse Films, and Plexifilm.


In 2011, New Video partnered with China Lion to distribute Chinese-language films across North America via various platforms. [1] New Video was named as the exclusive aggregation partner to digital platforms for the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Initiative. [2]

Co-presidents of New Video, Susan Margolin and Steve Savage, received the 2011 Digital 25 Award by the Producers Guild of America and Variety. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling. [3]

New Video was purchased by Cinedigm [4] in early 2012.

In 2013, New Video purchased Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, and became the successor to GoodTimes Entertainment.


New Video Digital is the world's largest independent digital video distributor. It provides over 10,000 hours of film and television to download and to streaming platforms, such as iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu. [5]

Select releases

The following select releases were 44 years apart in total from 1967 to 2011.

Year Title Awards Notes
2011 Bobby Fischer Against the World Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival DVD
2011 Hell and Back Again Winner Grand Jury Prize 2011 Sundance Film Festival,
Winner Cinematography Prize 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Theatrical release [6]
2011 The Last Mountain Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival DVD & Digital
2011 Hot Coffee Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Winner Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary 2011 Seattle International Film Festival
2011 GasLand DVD [7]
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog DVD & Digital
2007 Purple Violets Digital
2004 Super Size Me Digital
1967 Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back DVD


Docurama Films is a distributor of home video documentaries and has expanded to digital and theatrical platforms. In 2009, Docurama Films celebrated its tenth anniversary by screening special series at the IFC Center in New York City. [8]

Select Docurama Films releases include:

Flatiron Film Company is a distributor of next-generation Indian and foreign films, as well as web titles from Mondo Media, such as Happy Tree Friends. Flatiron distributed Mondo's first feature-length animated film, Dick Figures: The Movie. The company also handles US theatrical distribution for Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Brazil's highest-grossing film. [9]

Select Flatiron Film Company releases include:


  1. ^ "China Lion roars into North America". Variety. April 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Sundance Institute Announces Expansion of Artist Services Initiative".
  3. ^ "Producers Guild of America in Association With Variety Honor 2011 'Digital 25'" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Sundance 2012: Cinedigm Adds Digital Distribution".
  5. ^ "About New Video Digital". New Video. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hell and Back Again - Documentary Feature - Oscars 2012". Archived from the original on February 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Winners and Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards".
  8. ^ "Docurama: 10th Anniversary Celebration". IFC Center. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
  9. ^ "Brazil's Oscar Bet "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within," Opening Soon in the US". indieWIRE. September 26, 2011.

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