LONDON and SANTA MONICA, June 18, 2012 – Leading global film and television studio Miramax and BSkyB (Sky), the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland, today announced the completion of a new licensing deal.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sky will hold exclusive rights to a substantial package of 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 (HD), through Sky’s on-demand service Sky Anytime+ and on the move via Sky Go.
“We are very pleased to add our award-winning and beloved films to the Sky lineup, ensuring that Sky subscribers will continue to have access to the best that independent cinema and Hollywood have to offer,” said Danny Goldman, Miramax Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Europe. “The entertainment appeal of Sky continues to grow, and we are excited to be in business with the Sky Movies team.”
Simon Rexworthy, Controller of Acquisitions at Sky said, “It’s great to be working with Miramax as they build out their business and make more of their titles available to us. The deal will give Sky Movies customers exclusive access to some of the best titles from Miramax’s unrivalled archive including such iconic modern classics as Pulp Fiction and Chicago.”