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Greece: Nova, StudioCanal content deal

May 28, 2020

Nova, a provider of bundled home entertainment and communication services in Greece, has signed an exclusive first run agreement with StudioCanal, the European player in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series.

StudioCanal is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies and partners. Under this new agreement, Nova has acquired the first run rights for a number of high-end StudioCanal television series on an exclusive basis for Greece and Cyprus.

The new agreement also includes on demand rights for the distribution of content on the big screen, as well as simultaneous viewing on laptops, tablets and smartphones through the innovative Nova Go service, enabling Nova subscribers to watch their favorite programme whenever and wherever they wish.

Commenting on the agreement on behalf of Nova, Katerina Kaskanioti, Forthnet’s Pay TV Executive Director, said: “We are delighted with our new partnership with StudioCanal, one of the greatest content companies in the world. The agreement will bring to our platform exquisite tv series driven by AAA talent and will further strengthen our premium content by adding even more value and diversity to our portfolio. StudioCanal’s tv series deliver the stellar standards that our audience has on European tv series and we are confident that they will fully meet their high expectations and standards”. 

Beatriz Campos, Head of International sales TV series at StudioCanal added: “We are extremely pleased that our series have found a place on such a strong platform that is committed to bringing the most premium European dramas to Greek audiences. We are confident that the power of these productions combined with the support of a great partner like Nova will translate into very successful ratings.”

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