Digital Broadcasting Group Announces the Release of “The Confession,” Starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt on DVD, Subscription VOD and Major Digital Platforms
NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Broadcasting Group, the leading creator, producer and distributor of premium video content across digital media today announced that “The Confession,” the groundbreaking action/drama web series starring Golden Globe(®) and Emmy(®) award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Hurt, is now available across all major digital platforms and DVD for the first time.
Written and directed by Hollywood veteran Brad Mirman, “The Confession” premiered online in March 2011 with 10 six- to eight-minute long episodes and quickly became one of the most popular web series during its six-month run.
Through a distribution partnership with New Video, “The Confession” will be available via subscription VOD services, on digital platforms (to rent and to own) and wherever DVDs are sold.
This long form version of the series features an additional 38 minutes of exclusive bonus material not previously available online, including three new webisodes focused on characters’ back stories and six new behind the scenes segments.
“Our multi-window approach is similar to the lifecycle of other premium entertainment content and allows us to extend ‘The Confession’ brand to a global level,” said Damon Bethel, EVP of Strategy and Business Development at DBG.
“The Confession” is a gripping story of a cold-blooded hitman (Sutherland) whose lack of moral clarity leads him to seek advice and possible redemption from a common priest (John Hurt). Through a series of flashbacks, the hitman’s journey is revealed, with the chance at salvation hanging in the balance. While the hit man seems to be an evil, cold-blooded killing machine and the Priest the ultimate arbiter of good, it quickly becomes clear that both characters are much more complicated than either could have suspected.
“We’re thrilled to provide fans with an exciting new way to experience ‘The Confession,’” said Chris Young, CEO of DBG. “The series is a watershed moment in the history of web video, and now viewers can enjoy the action and excitement across all screens.”
“The Confession” also features Max Casella (Boardwalk Empire), Daniel London (HBO’s Mildred Pierce), and Michael Badalucco (The Practice). Executive-producers on the series include Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Young and Joseph Gomes of DBG, Chip Russo and Maura Mandt of Maggievision Productions.
About Digital Broadcasting Group
Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG; www.dbg.tv) is the leading creator, producer, and distributor of premium video content across digital media. A comScore rated top 5 video network comprised of close to 107 million monthly unique visitors, DBG distributes advertisers’ pre-roll inventory as well as original web programming across the 2,600 sites and properties that are within the network. DBG’s Emmy Award winning in-house production team produces original programming that aligns with a brand’s communication goals. DBG has recently developed web programming for such clients as Infiniti, Hewlett Packard, Ford, Sprint, Mars, the U.S. Air Force, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, and Coca-Cola. The company was founded in 2007 and has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and Atlanta. DBG was launched in 2007 by online video advertising pioneer Chris Young, former VH1 producer Joseph Gomes, Emmy Award-winning producer Gregg Backer, and digital media veteran Rick Kleczkowski.
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