Private German cable network PrimaCom and Universal Studios International have signed a non-exclusive pay-per-view (ppv) output deal for a wide range of current and library titles from Universal, including Oscar-winner Gladiator and The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas.

Commenting on the agreement, Hans Wolfert, chief corporate development officer at PrimaCom declared that it was "another step in PrimaCom's strategy to increase the wide range of digital video services. We are proud to be the first German cable operator that enters into a deal with a major Hollywood studio to raise the quality of our pay-per-view services."

Germany's fourth largest private network operator with approximately 1 million customers, PrimaCom provides multi-media services via its own broadband cable network.