February 23, 2016 - Los Angeles/Toronto – Entertainment One (eOne) and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (Fox) today announced that they will be joining forces on a long-term basis through a multi-territory home entertainment partnership. The companies also announced the launch of a new home entertainment joint venture in Canada.
The partnership builds on the companies’ longstanding home entertainment distribution alliance in Australia and Spain, with the addition of key eOne territories including the UK and Benelux. Fox will manage sales and distribution services on DVD and Blu-ray on behalf of eOne for film, television and family home entertainment titles in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Australia. Fox will also take on the marketing and sales efforts for eOne-marquee preschool brand Peppa Pig exclusively in the US market for physical home entertainment.
Additionally, eOne and Fox will take a significant role in driving the evolution of the Canadian industry through the launch of a joint venture that will handle their combined direct account home entertainment business in Canada. Upcoming home entertainment releases under the new venture include The Hateful Eight, The Peanuts Movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.
"As the industry continues to rapidly evolve, our expanded partnership with Fox marks a significant milestone for our business,” said Steve Bertram, President, Global Film Group, Entertainment One. “Fox is a leader in global home entertainment and we look forward to joining forces to strengthen our relationship with retail and bring our exciting slate to consumers around the world."
“eOne is a valued partner and a global leader in acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment,” said Keith Feldman, President, Worldwide Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “We’re delighted to expand our relationship with them, as they continue to bring top-tier entertainment to market around the world.”
The transition is expected to begin in the near term.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The Company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Film and Television Divisions, the Company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
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