StudioCanal and German broadcaster RTL Television today announced a comprehensive TV output deal in Germany beginning Jan 2011.

The deal covers all StudioCanal international productions and will include the 3D animation Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage, The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe, and the upcoming remakes of Escape From New York and Cliffhanger.

Olivier Courson, Chairman and CEO, StudioCanal, said: “I am pleased with the great opportunity to partner with RTL, as the right TV distribution will serve to further solidify StudioCanal’s existing relationships in the marketplace.”

Dirk Schweitzer, EVP of Program Acquisitions and Sales at RTL Television said:”StudioCanal’s strategy to develop and finance international studio-level movie slatesout of Europe is a unique approach that gives RTL access to highly competitive feature films besides the major studio output deals.”

StudioCanal owns one of the most comprehensive film libraries in the world with more than 5,000 French, British, Italian, German and American films.

RTL Television, owned by Media Group RTL Germany, is one of the country’s biggest private broadcasting stations.