Studiocanal extends multi-year deal with Amazon Prime Instant Video
James R | On 10, Oct 2014
Amazon and Studiocanal have extended their existing multi-year movie agreement, bringing new titles such as Paddington exclusively to Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Thanks to this new deal, Prime Instant Video will get the exclusive first Pay TV rights to all Studiocanal theatrical titles in the UK and Germany, including upcoming titles such as Paddington, Shaun the Sheep and The Imitation Game.
The war movie – which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as cryptographer Alan Turing – will be the first movie in the deal for the UK. The deal will also see hundreds of library titles added to the service including award winning films such as Apocalypse Now and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
“We’re really excited to bring Amazon Prime Instant Video members in the UK and Germany more great films like Paddington, The Imitation Game and Shaun the Sheep fresh from the box office,” said Chris Bird, Director of Content Strategy at Amazon Instant Video EU. “Extending our relationship with Studiocanal, a European superpower of film production and distribution, further cements our commitment to bringing customers the latest and greatest movies to Prime Instant Video.”
Additionally, Amazon will deliver further support to Studiocanal’s British Productions through premium promotion across Amazon’s media group, with selective titles branded as Amazon Originals.