04 Jan GENERATION IRON NETWORK SELECTS DAILYMOTION AS VIDEO DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Leading Bodybuilding News Publisher Will Utilize Dailymotion’s Best-in-Class Video Player to Host and Stream All of Its Content
(NEW YORK, NY – January 4th, 2017) The Generation Iron Fitness Network, a division of The Vladar Company, the successful entertainment company and fitness media brand, has inked a deal with Dailymotion, the leading destination for video discovery and exploration, to be their exclusive video technology partner for their expansive and rapidly growing library of original content, shows, live events and programs.
Generation Iron Network selected Dailymotion due to its best-in-class video technology capabilities and engaged community of more than 300 million unique monthly users globally. In Q1 2017, Dailymotion re-launched its platform to prioritize top-tier content from premium publishers. Generation Iron Network joins publishers like Vice, Genius, BBC News, Cheddar, Hearst Digital Media, and others within the reimagined user experience.
“We have been working very hard to make Generation Iron Network the leading fitness entertainment media and No. 1 destination for all bodybuilding enthusiasts, and with Dailymotion‘s partnership we will further expand our audience worldwide,” states Generation Iron Network’s Yudin.
Generation Iron is also announcing the launches the following new series, as well as one returning for season two on their network under this new deal including: Fred “Biggie” Smalls Docu-series; Off Season With Brandon Curry; Sex, Love, & Bodybuilding, starring Margarita Ventura and Akim Williams, and season two of I Am A Bodybuilder, starring Arash Rahbar. This newest slate of shows will be executive produced by Generation Iron Network founder Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia Jr. The deal was negotiated by Mejia Jr.
“The new Dailymotion experience is all about promoting the discovery of trusted, compelling content within our engaged community,” said Jolie Roberts, Head of U.S. Sports Partnerships and Content Development at Dailymotion. “We’re excited to expand our relationship with Generation Iron by launching Dailymotion’s player technology as we continue to be the premium destination for bodybuilding content.”
Fred “Biggie” Smalls Docu-series: Fred “Biggie” Smalls is an IFBB Pro bodybuilder known for his extravagant posing routine – specifically by infusing dance into his routine. Coming at a time when posing in bodybuilding has been overlooked by fans and judges, Fred brings true originality to bodybuilding.
Off Season With Brandon Curry: Brandon Curry is an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and rising within the ranks of the Mr. Olympia competition – the biggest bodybuilding event of the year. Brandon Curry has been training for months at Oxygen Gym in Kuwait, where many new generation phenom bodybuilders are being trained. Now in the off-season – we catch up with both sides of bodybuilding – balancing his personal life with long stretches of training abroad.
Sex, Love, & Bodybuilding starring Margarita Ventura and Akim Williams: Bodybuilding is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. It’s the kind of lifestyle that can take over the rest of your life. That’s why fitness model Margarita Venture and IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Akin Williams are hosting Love, Lift, & Bodybuilding – a talk show that tells stories and gives advice about balancing a love life, and sex life, with the enormous time suck that is bodybuilding.
I Am A Bodybuilder starring Arash Rahbar: The second season of the ‘I Am A Bodybuilder’ series, Arash Rahbar is an IFBB Pro Classic Physique bodybuilder and constant front-runner for first place at the Mr. Olympia Classic Physique competition. Will he become the new reigning champion in 2018? The Generation Iron cameras dig deep into his training, diet, and future plans to take over the newly created Classic Physique division.
The Generation Iron Network has had an ever-growing and impressive history of growth within Hollywood and globally with their network expanding into both Persian and Brazilian versions, localized to each locations proper dialect. Their previous releases include Generation Iron, which grossed over 1M at the U.S. box office to become one of the top 10 grossing docs of 2013. They have also produced the recent sequel Generation Iron 2 and the MMA documentary The Hurt Business with Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Georges St.Pierre via its parent company The Vladar Company. On December 11th Generation Iron Network will release Generation Iron 2 the unrated director’s cut across all platforms. This director’s cut is chock full of incredible extras and features 20 minutes of never before seen footage. For more information or to pre-order this incredible new unrated director’s cut fans can go to: https://shop.generationiron.com/products/generation-iron-2-unrated-extended-edition-dvd
They have also bridged further exposure for bodybuilding in the entertainment industry into the mainstream, successfully releasing films theatrically worldwide, on major TV networks such as ESPN, and on Netflix. Their management arm includes global talent Kai Greene and Calum Von Moger, among others.
For more information about the production and release please visit GenerationIron.com
About Generation Iron Fitness Network:
Generation Iron Fitness Network is the first digital network broadcasting original video content for all things bodybuilding and MMA. The network covers premiere contest coverage, news and cutting edge original shows – the network’s vision is to deliver all aspects of bodybuilding and MMA instantly to fans across the globe. No limitations. No missed opportunities. Just pure groundbreaking bodybuilding, fitness and MMA. Generation Iron Fitness Network is a division of The Vladar Company.
About The Vladar Company:
The Vladar Company is a media and entertainment company led by Vlad Yudin which focuses on developing, financing, and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood and international production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in US and international markets, while also expanding into acquiring and distributing high quality content. Recent releases include Generation Iron 2, The Hurt Business (with Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre) and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (with Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora).
Dailymotion is the video platform for discovering the events and ideas that keep the world surprising and diverse on four main topics: news, sports, music, and entertainment, as well as comedy skits, political debates, fashion shows, gaming live-streams and more. Launched in 2005, Dailymotion commands a global audience of 300 million entertainment-seekers who frequent the site and its dedicated mobile experience to surface the most relevant professional video content based on their unique tastes and interests. Dailymotion is owned by Vivendi, a Paris-based multinational media company. For more information, visit www.dailymotion.com.