BidSlate Helps Discovery’s ‘Unlocked’ Reach the Pacific Rim

BidSlate, a global content rights marketplace, said it has closed a three-year, exclusive deal that will bring Unlocked: The World of Games Revealed from Discovery Networks to the Asia Pacific market.

Written and directed by Jeremy Snead of Mediajuice Studios, Unlocked is an eight-episode, non-fiction limited series that tells firsthand stories by celebrities, gaming icons and field experts on the culture, tech, history and the future of the video game industry. The series features episodes with Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Penn Gillette, Tom Arnold, Kevin Smith, and Alison Haislip (Attack of the Show!).

“As we celebrate our first year as a quickly-growing online platform determined to change the way that content is sold around the world, we’re delighted to close a major deal with an international broadcaster,” Roland Rojas, co-founder and president of BidSlate, said in a statement.

“We’re excited about this inaugural deal with BidSlate,” said Darren Chau, Director of Programming, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands. “This series is an informative, entertaining and extensive celebration of video games featuring well known celebrities and pop culture references.

New York-based BidSlate operates an online platform that handles the process of transacting global media rights and distribution for content distributors. A key aim, it says, is to simplify content rights negotiations between buyers and sellers of content.