Universal Filmed Leisure Group continues its spree of licensing offers in a number of home windows. The most recent one is a multi-year, theatrical output pact with Starz for the Put up Pay-One window. Starting with the 2022 theatrical slate, Common’s live-action movies within the U.S. — together with Jurassic World: Dominion, The 355 and Ambulance, together with Focus Options and Blumhouse films — will change into accessible solely throughout all U.S. Starz platforms instantly following the beforehand introduced Pay-One home windows. (The settlement additionally consists of a range from UFEG’s library of films.)
Within the Pay-One home windows, UFEG’s 2022 films and past will change into accessible on NBCU’s streaming service Peacock 120 days after their theatrical launch for 4 months and likewise over the past 4 months of a title’s 18-month pay-one window. As we first reported, Amazon Prime Video will solely stream Common’s 2022 and future live-action titles throughout the center ten month interval of that 18-month window (months 5-14), and Netflix will stream the studio’s animation options.
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Starz has been available in the market for theatrical films after Sony lately inked a mega new take care of Netflix to interchange its long-time Pay-One window pact at Starz.
“This settlement with UFEG permits Starz to proceed deepening our premium content material providing for our subscribers with Common’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed movie slate that enhances our present in depth movie library and authentic programming,” stated Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. “This windowing technique builds worth to our subscribers and companions whereas increasing our deep roster of premium films for followers of all genres.”
Lionsgate-owned Starz introduced earlier this 12 months a multi-year unique first window output deal for all theatrically launched Lionsgate and Summit label movies when present agreements expire on the finish of 2021 and finish of 2022, respectively.
“We’re thrilled to accomplice with Starz as they proceed to construct a complete movie providing with content material that appeals to its broad shopper base with compelling new releases and iconic library titles,” stated Peter Levinsohn, Vice Chairman and Chief Distribution Officer, UFEG. “This settlement displays UFEG’s dedication to flexibility in constructing worth via our distribution capabilities and continually refreshing our content material throughout a number of platform companions.”