Foxtel signs eOne movie deal

Foxtel has reached a new agreement with Entertainment One (eOne) for a package of prestigious feature films from its 14,000 title library.

The deal, which was hotly contested in the market, consists of an exclusive slate of current feature films, including the critically-acclaimed 1917.

The slate also features multi-award-winning hits such as Judy starring Renee Zellweger and Vice starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams.

Other titles include Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley, Booksmart directed by Olivia Wilde, Australian coming-of-age drama Babyteeth, as well as Captive State, Thank You For Your Service and Just Getting Started.

The new agreement will also include Oscar-winner Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, Australian-made films Palm Beach and Top End Wedding and a significant number of library titles.

Foxtel’s chief commercial officer Amanda Laing said: “At a time when we know our customers are spending more time at home and more time watching Foxtel, this new deal with our partners at eOne adds to our great movie line-up.

“The relationship with eOne provides our subscribers with some of the world’s best hit movies, from Green Book and 1917 to Judy, some of which are available to watch immediately.”

3 Comments:

  1. From Foxtel:

    On 1 September, we’ll be making some changes to our channel line-up:

    Comedy changes
    We’ll be making the following changes to our comedy offering:

    FOX H!TS will be renamed FOX Comedy (and will remain on ch. 119)
    The Comedy Channel will be removed.

    New movie channel
    We’ll be introducing a new movie channel called LMN – Lifetime Movie Network.

    Removal of Weather Active App (Press Red)
    The Weather Active App (Press Red) will be removed from all boxes.

  2. It looks like another marketing statement that says that Foxtel isn’t finished yet, but Foxtel doesn’t really have much choice, if it wants to survive and keep up with the SVOD competition.
    Looking ahead Foxtel does need to look at UHD streaming, possibly Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos sound to future proof its business.

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