Bell Media’s The Movie Network Inks National Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution
— January 13, 2016
– The Movie Network and The Movie Network Encore subscribers will enjoy an extensive variety of movie titles from Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Fox 2000 including recent Golden Globe® winner The Martian, Fantastic Four; The Peanuts Movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Wall Street –
TORONTO (January 13, 2016) – Bell Media’s The Movie Network announced today it has reached a licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution that delivers first run theatrical titles from Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Fox 2000 to The Movie Network and The Movie Network Encore subscribers. The agreement also offers a wide selection of library films to subscribers of The Movie Network and The Movie Network Encore.
Film titles will be offered on all available platforms, including on-air, on demand, and on TMN GO. The deal also permits Fox theatrical titles to be made available to subscribers of Movie Central in Western Canada until The Movie Network completes its national expansion later this year.
“Fox has an outstanding slate of new feature film titles, not only in the pay-television window, but currently in theatres and in production, plus an incredible collection of epic library titles,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “We’re thrilled to increase the volume of first-run features and classic movies for our subscribers, and continue to offer audiences the best value proposition for premium film and television content”.
Evan Scheffel, Senior Vice President of Pay Television and SVOD for Fox, added, “The Movie Network is the leading premium pay TV service in Canada, and we are thrilled that our films will be added to its stellar lineup”.
Titles coming to The Movie Network in 2016 in their first-run pay TV window include: The Martian, Fantastic Four, The Peanuts Movie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spy, Far From the Madding Crowd, Poltergeist; Maze Runner, and more.
Examples of library titles coming to classics channel The Movie Network Encore in 2016 include: The X-Files: Fight the Future, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wall Street, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and many more.
About The Movie Network: The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.
About Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution: A unit of 21st Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television programming and entertainment content across pay-TV, broadcast television and SVOD. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX and FBC as well as other 21st Century Fox companies.