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Paramount Home Entertainment Will Distribute MTV Home Video in U.S. and Canada

22 Aug, 2001 By: Hive News

Paramount Home Entertainment will begin distributing MTV Home Video titles on videocassette and DVD in the U.S. and Canada effective immediately.

Under the arrangement between Viacom sister companies, Paramount now distributes MTV Home Video programming on a worldwide basis, and an array of MTV product reflecting its diverse menu will be released over the next few years under the deal. Paramount will also work closely with MTV Home Entertainment in developing and launching new home entertainment product and in creating synergistic marketing opportunities across the various Viacom companies, according to a company press release.

Eric Doctorow, president, Paramount Home Entertainment Worldwide, said, “We are delighted to be able to distribute MTV’s exciting lineup on videocassette and DVD domestically, and it is the logical extension of our previously existing international distribution deal. Their titles will certainly enhance and complement our existing product lines.”

“We are very excited to be expanding our distribution deal with Paramount Home Entertainment,” said Donald Silvey, senior v.p., program enterprises, MTV. “PHE has been our international distribution partner since 1996, and it makes perfect sense from both a business and relationship standpoint to extend our partnership to the U.S. and Canada.”

Among the debut releases will be The Real World You Never Saw: Back to New York from MTV's "The Real World" TV show now in its 10th season. Back to New York (the show started in New York in 1992) will be released on VHS and DVD on Dec. 4. Order cut-off is Oct. 23 for DVD and Oct. 30 for VHS.

Inside Fear, an in-depth look at MTV suspense show "Fear," debuts on VHS and DVD on Nov. 6. Order cut-off is Sept. 25 for DVD and Oct. 2 for VHS.

For release in early 2002 will be Daria the Movie: Is It Fall Yet?, a new feature-length movie. Daria will be priced for sellthrough at $14.95 for the VHS and $19.99 for DVD, except in Canada.

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