eOne and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) have signed a multi-year, multi-territory distribution agreement whereby UPHE will serve as the home entertainment distributor of eOne content across both transactional physical and digital formats.
The pact covers film, TV and select family content and includes all sales, marketing and distribution, spanning the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
The deal complements the existing theatrical marketing and distribution partnership between eOne and Universal Pictures International announced earlier this year for Australia and New Zealand.
UPHE will also begin to market and distribute eOne’s catalogue in Australia in May, starting with best picture Oscar winner Green Book.
“This new global partnership with Universal builds on our shared commitment to bring compelling content to audiences around the world,” said Steve Bertram, eOne president, film & television, who made the announcement with UPHE president Eddie Cunningham.
“Our recent and upcoming collaborations on titles from eOne partners Makeready, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media underscore the strong foundation for our growing relationship. As eOne continues to expand its focus on producing and financing premium film and television properties, we are very excited to partner with UPHE whose expertise, scale and deep customer relationships have made them market leaders year after year.”
Cunningham added, “UPHE is very pleased to become eOne’s home entertainment distributor in territories around the world. We are delighted to add eOne’s premier entertainment portfolio to UPHE’s global distribution organization and look forward to working with our physical and digital retail partners to drive this business forward.”