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Miramax Signs Distribution Deal With BSkyB

18 Jun, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Miramax June 18 said it signed a digital movie distribution deal with BSkyB, the British multiplatform satellite TV operator.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sky has exclusive rights to numerous Miramax films, including Academy Award winning Life is Beautiful, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Spy Kids and Starsky & Hutch, among others.

These titles will be delivered across the range of Sky Movies subscription channels in high-definition, through Sky’s on-demand service Sky Anytime+ and on the move via Sky Go.

Sky Movies (www.skymovies.com) is a broadband, subscription-based, pay-TV platform featuring about 450 titles, including five premieres every Friday. Sky Movies can also be watched on a laptop, iPad, phone or selected Android smartphones with Sky’s Internet TV service Sky Go.

“The entertainment appeal of Sky continues to grow, and we are excited to be in business with the Sky Movies team,” said Danny Goldman, Sky's SVP and head of sales for Europe.

Since being acquired from The Walt Disney Co. by investor group Colony Capital, Santa Monica, Calif.-based Miramax has aggressively sought to mine incremental revenue from its catalog of more than 700 movies through domestic and foreign physical and digital distribution agreements.

Founded in 1979 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Miramax May 30 signed a digital distribution deal with Antena 3, a Spanish-based multiplatform entertainment distributor. Miramax also has a physical media distribution deal with Lionsgate.

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