FilmRise Takes U.S. AVOD Rights for Heartland


FilmRise has acquired the U.S. AVOD distribution rights to CBC’s longest-running hour-long drama series, Heartland.

Adapted from Lauren Brooke’s best-selling novels, Heartland is a multigenerational family drama series set in Alberta, Canada. It began airing in 2007 on the CBC and just wrapped its 14th season in March.

FilmRise secured AVOD rights to 214 episodes across 13 seasons as well as the TV movie A Heartland Christmas.

Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, said: “We are fortunate to add this wonderful series to our expanding content of wholesome family programming. Heartland contains all of the qualities we look for in uplifting and thoughtful content, including messages of positivity and the power of family. We look forward to sharing this addition with new audiences.”

Wayne Lepoff, president and CEO of Genesis International TV & Film, added: “Genesis is excited to make this hit series from Canada available on new platforms. We feel viewers will welcome Heartland’s ongoing themes of family strength and family values as well as its messages of showing compassion towards others. We look forward to our growing and continuing relationship with FilmRise.”