FilmRise Lands Corner Gas Series & Film


FilmRise has acquired the AVOD and FAST rights to the Corner Gas sitcom, along with Corner Gas: The Movie, in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Australia.

The deal spans all 107 half-hour episodes across six seasons of the comedy and the 90-minute film, which follow an ensemble of average people who get up to a whole lot of nothing in Dog River, Saskatchewan.

FilmRise acquired the Bell Media original from Prairie Pants Distribution (Vérité Films and 335 Productions).

Max Einhorn, senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions at FilmRise, said: “FilmRise provides Canadian producers and distributors with additional revenue streams for their programming, reducing their reliance solely on SVOD platforms. We effectively monetize content through our AVOD and FAST platform partnerships. Given our history with Canadian programming in recent years, we are confident that the super-successful, witty comedy Corner Gas will exceed all expectations.”

Virginia Thompson from Prairie Pants Distribution commented, “FilmRise is a leader and innovator in the FAST and streaming industry with a proven track record of success. They consistently reach vast audiences worldwide, providing high-quality content and exceptional brands to consumers for free. We’re excited to work with FilmRise to maximize Corner Gas’s global reach in the FAST and AVOD space.”