It will supply international cinema titles, plus some SBS television titles including Housos, Wilfred Better Man, The Killing, The Bridge and Prisoners Of War and more.
Michael Ebeid, CEO of SBS, said: “Diversity is at the heart of SBS and we are thrilled that many of SBS’s original productions will form part of the launch lineup for Stan. We are big believers in the power of locally made Australian television and see Stan as contributing to the ongoing strength of our television landscape.”
Chris Keely, General Manager of Subscription TV at SBS, welcomed the addition of Stan to the World Movies family, saying: “World Movies has long been Australia’s home of international film, showcasing the best films from around the world. World-class content continues to be a key driver to digital platforms, making Stan a natural home for World Movies.”
Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan, said: “With Stan, Australians will have a value-for-money entertainment service that makes premium content accessible to everyone. Our partnership with SBS and World Movies shows a commitment to collaborating with the industry’s best in bringing a new standard of entertainment to Australians.”
World Movies showcases the best in international cinema. With films from over 45 countries in more than 70 languages, the channel is committed to bringing stories of the world directly to Australian audiences. Bold, gripping, liberating and sometimes explicit, World Movies will offer Stan viewers films from genres that range from cult classics to adult, and action to drama.