Stadium Media announced today that it is set to distribute the classic television show “That Girl” via digital platforms. “That Girl” first aired in 1966 and starred the effervescent Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie, a struggling actress in New York. Current plans are set for “That Girl” Season 1 to stream on Hulu beginning May 22, 2015. Season 2 will follow shortly thereafter. The digital deal was jointly announced by Mitch Mallon, founder of Stadium Media and Paul Brownstein, whose company owns home entertainment distribution rights to more than 4,000 hours of classic television.
“We’re delighted to be offering fans of classic television this gem on digital platforms,” commented Mallon. “We are also pleased to be able to open the eyes of a new generation to this wonderful and iconic television program.”
“That Girl” premiered in 1966 and was one of the first sitcoms to concentrate on a single woman who was not a domestic or living with her parents. The program is considered by many to be the precursor of such influential programs as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Murphy Brown,” and “Ally McBeal,” and a reflection of the changing roles of American women in feminist-era America. Also featuring Ted Bessell as Ann Marie’s boyfriend Donald, “That Girl” had a cast that included George Carlin, Dabney Coleman, Ruth Buzzi and Bernie Kopell among others.
With a subject that was revolutionary in its depiction of a young, modern woman, “That Girl” was unique for its time. And as its newest acquisition, it is also a reflection of Stadium Media’s founding principles: as a company that is equally independent as it helps independent filmmakers find their digital home in a vibrant and ever-changing marketplace.
Paul Brownstein is an executive producer who has worked in the fields of television, music, recording, radio, concert touring and home video. Paul Brownstein Productions owns worldwide TV and home video distribution rights to classic TV comedy, variety series and specials, including “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and has worked with clients such as Cher, Richard Pryor, Groucho Marx Productions and Lucille Ball Productions.
About Stadium Media
Stadium Media is a digital distribution company and content provider with a proven track record in an ever-changing marketplace. The company has successful long-term business relationships with the top platforms including iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Its founder, Mitch Mallon, is a 25-year entertainment veteran who has achieved tremendous success in the music, home entertainment and digital entertainment industries. He has over a decade of experience in the digital distribution arena and was a key player in the launch of one of the industry’s first digital content companies, Egami Media, a subsidiary of Image Entertainment. The field was virtually unknown at the time and he built relationships with accounts very well known today including iTunes, Hulu Plus and Google. Stadium Media is where the content finds its audience.