Paramount Extends Disc Deal With Swiss Marketer12 Aug, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Paramount Home Media Distribution and Highlight Communications AG Aug. 12 announced that they have extended their longstanding agreement for distribution of Blu-ray Disc and DVDs in Europe.
Highlight/Constantin Film will continue to contract with Paramount for their releases in Germany, while Highlight/Rainbow Home Entertainment will distribute Paramount discs in Austria and Switzerland. The new five-year contract begins in 2016 and continues the companies’ 30-year relationship.
“We are delighted to continue working with Paramount and look forward to ongoing success as the home entertainment landscape continues to evolve,” Franz Woodtli, managing director of Pratteln, Switzerland-based Highlight Communications AG, said in a statement.
Paramount recently signed an agreement with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to handle distribution of packaged media in certain territories, including Germany. This extension works with that agreement.
“Highlight Communications has an outstanding portfolio of titles, including the world-class films from Constantin Film, and we are extremely honored that our two groups will be able to continue their successful collaboration in the region,” Andreas Kelz, managing director of Paramount Home Media Distribution in Germany, said in a statement.