Foxtel Signs Licensing Agreement with Entertainment One
Australian pay TV and OTT provider Foxtel has announced it has reached a new agreement with Entertainment One (eOne) for a package of prestigious feature films for Foxtel’s premium movie service, expanding its existing powerhouse offering of movie titles.
The deal consists of an exclusive slate of current feature films, including the critically-acclaimed, multi award-winning film 1917. Winner of three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and seven BAFTAS, including Best Film, Best Director and Outstanding British Film, 1917 was eOne’s biggest theatrical release in the UK to date, grossing over USD$578 million worldwide.
The slate also features multi-award-winning hits such as Judy starring Renee Zellweger, who received an Oscar®, BAFTA and Golden Globe award for the role and Vice starring Oscar and Golden Globe winner Christian Bale and Golden Globe winner Amy Adams.
Other titles include critically-acclaimed movies Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley, Booksmart directed by Olivia Wilde, Australian coming-of-age drama Babyteeth, as well as Captive State, Thank You For Your Service and Just Getting Started.
The new agreement will also include Oscar-winning film Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, Australian-made films Palm Beach and Top End Wedding and a significant number of library titles.
Foxtel’s Chief Commercial Officer, Amanda Laing said: “At a time when we know our customers are spending more time at home and more time watching Foxtel, this new deal with our partners at eOne adds to our great movie line-up. The relationship with eOne provides our subscribers with some of the world’s best hit movies, from Green Book and 1917 to Judy, some of which are available to watch immediately.”
eOne’s expansive library of films includes more than 14,000 titles. Foxtel’s suite of movie channels are available to watch on Foxtel and to stream for Foxtel subscribers On Demand via internet connected IQ boxes, on smartphones and tablets using the Foxtel GO app and via Foxtel NOW.
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