New Box Office Hits Bridesmaids, Little Fockers and The Adjustment Bureau Coming to Movie Central as Part of Deal
TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) and NBCUniversal Television Canada today announced the renewal of their exclusive output distribution deal. This multi-year agreement, which encompasses linear and non-linear rights, provides Corus Entertainment's premium pay TV service, Movie Central with access to an extensive catalogue of new theatrical feature film titles from the acclaimed Hollywood studio and content provider.
"We are very pleased to be continuing our long-term partnership with NBC Universal," said Doug Murphy, President of Television, Corus Entertainment. "Representing a catalogue of many of Hollywood's current box office hits, NBCUniversal's content complements Movie Central's already robust lineup of premium offerings and delivers on our commitment to provide subscribers with an unmatched viewing experience across multiple platforms, whether it's on our linear channel, online, on demand and in high definition."
Among the big screen hits from NBCUniversal that will be featured on Movie Central in 2011 and 2012 are: Little Fockers, The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, Judd Apatow's box office hit Bridesmaids and the upcoming release Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, to name a few.
"We are very pleased to continue this ongoing dynamic partnership," said Ron Suter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, NBCUniversal Television Canada. "We applaud Corus Entertainment's appreciation of the value of these great films to their viewers."
Movie Central offers subscribers a compelling blend of top tier content that ranges from exclusive film, documentary and scripted drama to sports and special event programming.
Financial terms are not being disclosed.
About Movie Central:
Movie Central is a 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free premium pay-TV service available to Western Canadians. Exclusive multi-year output agreements with major Hollywood studios ensure that Movie Central is the preferred destination for box office titles. In addition to being the first window, Canadian home to the best of HBO and Showtime, through its investments, pre-buys and license fees for Canadian feature films and original series, Movie Central is recognized as a major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry. The launch of Movie Central On Demand and Movie Central High Definition demonstrates that Movie Central remains committed to being first with innovations that enhance the viewing experience. Visit the Movie Central website at www.moviecentral.ca.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.:
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About NBCUniversal Television Canada:
NBCUniversal Television Canada is a sub-division on NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution which is responsible for the sale of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Media Studios, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties) in broadcast, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets. Additionally, the division produces and distributes first-run programs to those platforms.