ole Adds Over-the-Top Video Licensing to Its Services for Amberwood Entertainment


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TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company, has expanded its relationship with long-term rights management client Amberwood Entertainment to include direct licensing of over-the-top (OTT) video, such as Netflix and Hulu. Under the agreement, ole will have the exclusive right to license and exploit the titles in territories under Amberwood's control, which include major children's brands such as RollBots, The Snow Queen, Zeroman, Hoze Houndz, and Katie & Orbie.

"ole is very pleased to extend our longstanding services agreement with Amberwood to include over-the-top A/V licensing," said Robert Ott, Chairman and CEO of ole. "Our companies are aligned on providing quality content and embracing leading-edge content strategies such as the rapidly emerging OTT space."

"Children's programming is one of the most popular options on OTT services, and we know that in working with ole we will get the maximum value for our programs," said Jonathan Wiseman, Senior Vice President at Amberwood Entertainment. "We see big things in store for all of our properties and are excited to bring them to fruition with ole."

Established in 1997, Amberwood has found success as a worldwide creator, developer, financier, producer, and distributor of TV content throughout the world. They have been an ole client since early 2006, and ole purchased the music rights to Amberwood's The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear as well as for the 3D animated action-comedy RollBots in 2007.

About ole:
ole
is one of the world's foremost rights management companies with investments of over $320M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole's control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Steven Tyler, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull and Marty Dodson. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing and most recently ole-bluestone Publishing, ole's venture with global hitmaker Timbaland.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan Securities, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world's best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

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