MUBI signs deal with Paramount
James R | On 15, Sep 2015
MUBI has signed a deal with Paramount to add the studio’s films to its streaming line-up.
On Sunday, our weekly MUBI UK round-up revealed that Mission: Impossible had arrived on the subscription service – a release that marked the first ever Paramount title on the site. Sure enough, MUBI has now confirmed that it has inked a new agreement with the studio for its library.
The deal adds a selection of new content to MUBI’s growing library of premium titles, with movies including No Country for Old Men, Zoolander, Roman Holiday. Chinatown and Revolutionary Road.
For the unitiated, MUBI offers a new film every day to subscribers, with hand-picked titles from around the world offering art house and indie entertainment, a focus that sets the SVOD service apart from rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime. Each film is available for 30 days, creating a carousel of ever-changing content.
“Following a really successful summer, this new deal continues to show tremendous momentum in our growth and unique ability to offer curated and compelling films,” says Efe Cakarel, Founder and CEO of MUBI.
Indeed, the Paramount agreement follows a recent deal with Sony Pictures Television signed in July 2015 – the second major studio deal for MUBI in just three months.
Other key partnerships formed recently include deals with eOne, Icon and StudioCanal, as well as the launch of MUBI on EE TV. In July, MUBI signed its first theatrical deal to release Miguel Gomes’s praised three-part film Arabian Nights in cinemas across the UK and Ireland in a partnership with New Wave Films, which also covers the home entertainment and video on demand rights.
Matthew Downer, Vice President Regional Television Licensing for Paramount Pictures, comments: “MUBI has a unique and passionate membership and we are delighted that they will be able to enjoy an array of films from Paramount’s outstanding library.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming the Coen brothers to the platform,” adds Cakarel.
For more information on what’s new and coming soon to MUBI UK, click here.