Entertainment One and United Entertainment Korea Announce Distribution Partnership
Marks eOne’s first distribution partnership in Asia.
UEK will handle all media rights for eOne’s International Home Entertainment titles in South Korea.
London/Toronto – August 20, 2012 - Entertainment One (“eOne”) and United Entertainment Korea (“UEK”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a multi-year film distribution partnership for South Korea. Under this agreement, UEK will handle rights in all media for eOne’s International Home Entertainment titles in South Korea. eOne Television International will continue to handle the television content in that territory. eOne Films International will continue to offer their diverse slate of films to all buyers/distributors in the territory.
“We are thrilled to have a distribution agreement with eOne for theatrical, home video, digital and TV. We are so proud to have the opportunity to work with eOne and look forward to a successful partnership in Korea,” said Peter Woo, President, United Entertainment Korea and former Managing Director, SPHE Korea.
UEK exclusively distributes home entertainment products for Sony Pictures, NBC Universal and 20th Century Fox. The company also handles the theatrical release of independent feature films from around the world, including Sex and Zen 3D and the upcoming Om Shanti Om. The first eOne titles to be released in theatres under this new partnership are Dragon Age and Mass Effect.
“We’re very excited to collaborate with Peter and the UEK team,” said Patrice Theroux, eOne’s President, Filmed Entertainment. “As we continue to expand our global distribution network, it’s essential that we build strong partnerships with local industry leaders like UEK. We continue to seek new strategic opportunities around the world to exploit our content on a multi-platform basis. We’re confident that UEK will be a very strong partner for us in this new territory,” Theroux continued.
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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.