DVD and Video Distribution Companies
This page provides a list of British sitcom video and DVD distributors we know about. If you can't see who you're looking for below try searching Google. For more information about who to contact and when see our guide to contacts .
A company formed in September 2004 as a result of a joint venture between the the VCI Group and BBC Video. It now controls the video and music publishing and TV/video production businesses of the Woolworths Group subsidiary, VCI plc, and the video publishing business of BBC Worldwide. 2entertain is also the parent company of Cinema Club.
33 Foley Street
Tel: 020 7612 3000
Channel 4 launched 4DVD in July 2005 so that it could manage its video and DVD releases itself (previously controlled by VCI). Pretty much any programme now broadcast in the UK on C4 first will be released under this label in Britain.
Channel 4 Consumer Products (4DVD)
Tel: 020 7306 6941
Acorn Media UK Ltd
A small company which distributes some classic sitcom series.
16 Welmar Mews
Tel: 0845 123 2312
BBC Worldwide look after the rights for most BBC sitcoms outside of the UK.
BBC Worldwide Limited
Tel: 020 8433 2000
A budget DVD label which is now part of 2entertain (see above).
Eureka Entertainment (Eureka Video)
Eureka Entertainment is the leading independent distributor of classic silent/early films in the UK. It has also started to branch out into British sitcom - they look after the distribution of " The Brittas Empire " and " 2 Point 4 Children ".
Eureka Entertainment Ltd.
Tel: 020 8459 8054
Granada Ventures (Granada Media)
Established in October 2003 following the merger of Granada and Carlton Granada Ventures is now the huge distribution arm of ITV.
Tel: 020 7389 8555
Network DVD specialises in bring out digitally remastered older series and films.
Tel: 020 8232 7839
Prism is a leading UK wholesaler and distributor of budget, special offer and chart entertainment including some British sitcoms and film titles.
Prism Leisure Corporation
Tel: 0870 0000 247
Universal Playback (Universal Studios Home Video)
Releases some of the more well known older British sitcoms as well as Universal films. Note: we've had no luck getting in touch with this company - no calls are returned, emails come back undelivered and letters are ignored.
UK Universal Studios Home Video
Tel: +44 0870 590 0909
The VCI Group was a large Woolworths owned distributor which released hundreds of sitcom DVDs - including most of Channel 4's pre-2005 output. It is now part of 2entertain (see above).