Netflix adds Miramax to UK roster
November 16, 2011
By Colin Mann
Netflix is ramping up the studio content for its planned UK and Ireland launch in 2012 by agreeing a multi-year digital licensing agreement that will bring a broad range of Miramax films to Netflix members. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
“Netflix is proud to be able to offer the unmatched mix of award-winning, independent and commercially successful films Miramax is known for,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “Miramax films are already favourites of Netflix members in the US and Latin America and we’re sure they’ll be incredibly popular in the UK and Ireland as well.”
Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax, said the agreement further extended the studio’s broader international digital distribution strategy, as it continued to offer consumers around the world the collection of Miramax films.
Additional Miramax titles available to members of Netflix in the UK and Ireland will include The Aviator, Bad Santa, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Chocolat, Finding Neverland, Gangs of New York, The Hours, Kate & Leopold, Rounders, Sling Blade, The Talented Mr Ripley, Dogma and several of the Scary Movie, Scream and Hellraiser films. An extensive selection of Miramax titles is already available to Netflix consumers in the United States and Latin America.