Miramax inks on-demand deal with BT Vision
Chicago, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, The English Patient included in deal.
UK IPTV-terrestrial service BT and Miramax have inked a deal to bring a host of top Miramax titles to BT Vision customers.
The agreement gives BT Vision Unlimited subscribers access to the likes of Chicago, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, The English Patient and Good Will Hunting.
Marc Watson, CEO, BT Vision, said: “Movies are very popular with Vision customers – they watch well over two million films on demand every month. This deal will give our customers the chance to see a broad range of Miramax’s independent, ground-breaking and crowd-pleasing films and will further strengthen our position as the UK’s best on demand television provider.”
Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax, added: “Partnering with BT Vision - an exciting company with a strong digital model and reach - is another important step for Miramax as digital channels continue to open up around the world. We remain laser-focused on finding new ways to make the unmatched mix of Miramax films easily accessible - and for BT Vision subscribers, we have for the first time jointly developed a special Miramax branded environment that will make finding and viewing Miramax films as easy as possible.”
BT’s Unlimited option costs £12.50 a month and gives unlimited access to on-demand content with Vision Kids, Film Club, TV, Sport & Music, free ESPN and optional Sky Sports 1 and 2. The price includes BT’s Vision+ digital TV box, 70 Freeview channels and catch-up TV from the last seven days, including BBC iPlayer.
Miramax CEO Mike Lang has been at the forefront of pushing independent film catalogues in the digital space and last year inked deals with Netflix in the UK and US and Facebook, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes in the US.