Sony Pictures, TF1 Vidéo Team to Distribute DVD and Blu-ray in France29 May, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with French distributor TF1 Vidéo to create an “economic interest group” to distribute DVD and Blu-ray Discs in France, starting June 1.
The group will distribute a consolidated catalog of more than 6,000 titles, which covers nearly 20% of the French video market, according to the companies. It will only work toward distribution of product, with acquisition, production and marketing remaining specific to the two companies.
The group will be overseen by Pierre Brossard, CEO of TF1 Vidéo, who will be chairman, and Pascal Fauveau, managing director of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, who will serve as managing director for the group.
“We welcome this agreement with SPHE whose strategic direction is as close to ours than our catalogues are complementary,” Brossard said.