CANNES, FRANCE and SANTA MONICA, CA, April 1, 2012 – Global film and television studio Miramax and Sky Italia, Italy’s leading pay TV platform, today announced a new movie deal under which Sky Italia will air many of the leading titles from Miramax’s unmatched collection across all of Sky Italia’s pay television channels in Italy. The agreement was announced at MIPTV 2012 this week in Cannes, France.
“We have pledged a commitment to our subscribers to deliver the best of cinema and Miramax’s library of award winning movies will help us accomplish this goal,” said Andrea Scrosati, Executive Vice President Cinema, Entertainment & Third Party Channels, Sky Italia.
Danny Goldman, Miramax Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Europe, said: “The Miramax library offers hit movies in every genre, from action-adventure and horror to comedy and family films – and a vast array of award-winning dramas. We are pleased to continue developing alliances around the globe and that the Miramax films will continue to be available in the Italian market through Sky Italia’s fantastic service.”
About Sky Italia
Sky Italia is the Italian pay TV platform wholly owned by News Corporation. Born in 2003, it rapidly grew reaching the 5 million subscribers milestone in December 2011. Sky currently offers more than 190 thematic and pay per view channels, with a rich offering of movies, sports, news, entertainment and kids programming. Sky was the first Italian television to broadcast in HD and live in 3D, and offers a pack of 52 HD channels and one channel entirely dedicated to 3D programs. Moreover, My Sky HD, the decoder with a built-in hard drive, makes it possible to easily record one’s favorite programs and to use the Sky On Demand service, whereas with the Sky Go service subscribers can watch a selection of Sky’s channels on tablets, PCs, Mac computers and iPhones.
For more information, please visit: www.sky.it.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly and licenses its titles globally through strategic partnerships including: Lionsgate, Netflix, Facebook, Hulu and StudioCanal. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, Kill Bill Volume I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot – as well as scores of commercially successful films such as The Aviator, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bad Santa, Chicago, There Will Be Blood, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. In 2011, Miramax released three new films including the critically acclaimed film The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain, directed by John Madden. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including four Best Picture awards.
Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with a sales office in London. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, “like” the company on www.facebook.com/miramax and follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.
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