Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent media company based in New York, specializing in Worldwide Digital, Television, and Non-Theatrical distribution. The company has global reach, having licensed content to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include major broadcasters and home-entertainment companies. The company has direct relationships with such major digital video platforms as Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes, Twitch, Hulu, Facebook, and others.
As one of the foremost digital aggregators in the world, Janson Media today has over 18,000 hours of content in distribution on the world's major VOD platforms. As a worldwide content distributor, the company has an exclusive Rights Portfolio of over 3,000 hours of feature films and documentaries, and episodic television content in most genres -- animation and children’s programming, drama, comedy, music and performance, lifestyle, current affairs, social issues, science & technology, health & wellness, nature & wildlife, travel, adventure, history, and pop culture. In addition to partnerships with traditional producers of film and television IPs, the company also distributes a large and growing library of content designed for digital platforms and apps from a new generation of content creators and influencers.
Major content partners include Bob Ross, Inc. (USA), Bloomberg (USA), Cineflix (Canada), CJ E&M (Korea), ARTÉ (France), Studio 100 (Germany), Mondo TV (Italy), Alpha Group (China), Aurora World (Korea), RT (Russia), Toonz Media Group (India), Star Media (Russia), Imira (Spain), Central Partnership (Russia), ABS-CBN (The Philippines), American Public Television (USA), Flame Distribution (Australia), and NRK (Norway) among others.
The company utilizes a global network of dedicated sales associates with offices in Atlanta, Paris, London, Rome, and Sydney. Non-Theatrical distribution includes inflight airlines, ships-at-sea, on-board trains and closed-circuit venues. The company reaches library, educational, not-for-profit, and retail markets through its network of digital and DVD distribution partners and licensees.
In recent years Janson Media has moved aggressively to grow its channel presence on Youtube and the online OTT platform Twitch. The company curates three 24/7/365 OTT channels, /hungry, /bobross, and the new gaming channel /junior. The company manages multiple channels on YouTube including Bob Ross (2.4 million subscribers) and a new channel dedicated to the legendary comedy brand, An Evening at the Improv. Janson Media has also launched Giggle Mug, its own children's content brand with a focus on pre-school animatIon.
Through its Public Television Syndication (PTS) division, Janson Media also syndicates independently-produced programming to public television (PBS) stations across the United States, and consults with independent producers during the process of securing corporate sponsorships and raising financing.
As a content creator for traditional media, Janson Media has produced or executive-produced over 30 television primetime specials or series, working with such blue-chip broadcasters as PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, Bravo, Lifetime, TNT, and A&E. Its Hollywood Collection catalog of classic movie-star portraits and retrospectives remains a touchstone in the genre.
Janson Media is headquartered in The Cunningham House, a handsome red brick four-story townhouse, built in 1835 and located in the historic district of the Hudson River Valley village of Tappan, New York, about a 45-minute drive northwest of midtown Manhattan.