About Us

Orange Smarty is an Independent Distribution House that specialises in the representation and sales of factual content to an International Multiplatform Market place.

Launched at MIPCOM 2013 and listed in 2017 as the fastest growing Distribution Company in the UK by Broadcast Magazine, we are a company whose team offers a wealth of specialist industry experience, together creating a smart, focused and individual approach to your content and content needs.

Founder/Managing Director: Karen Young

“I wanted to start a business that embraced my passion for customer service, a company whose emphasis was on communication and where service was our driver and sales our results. I wanted to create an environment which offered flexibility, where people felt we were actively working with them and not just alongside”

Coming from a background of blue chip companies including P&O and British Airways, Karen’s key skills in Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Account Management saw her quickly move up the corporate ladder. Her move into Media saw her work with the Vice President of Acquisitions at Australian Broadcaster, Foxtel. On returning to the UK she moved into distribution and after over 17 years of experience and an excellent network of world-wide contacts, Karen felt the timing was right to start Orange Smarty.

And another thing:

Smarties are a popular coloured chocolate sweet in the UK, each of the smarties contain milk chocolate except the Orange Smartie which is made with orange-flavoured chocolate,  making it different from the rest and some say the best!


“We are delighted to have our films represented by Orange Smarty.  As well as having a very cool name, they have offered us a really personalised service, and pushed our distinctive docs into new markets.”
Brian Woods – MD, True Vision

“Working with Orange Smarty is always both fun and rewarding. The specialist catalogue is balanced and keeps a high standard.”
Asta Dalman – Acquisitions executive, UR Sweden