French premium broadcaster Canal+ has struck an exclusive film output deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros, that will see movies launch in the first pay window.
The deal will give Canal+ exclusive pay TV rights to first run movies across its Canal+, Cine+, Comedie+ and Jimmy channels as well as mobile and on-demand rights.
Movies will include Ben Affleck’s Argo, Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve, Cloud Atlas and the third Hangover movie.
“Canal+ Group is particularly proud once again to strike a partnership with Warner Bros. Canal+ subscribers, and all of our pay TV channels, will have access to movies from one of the most prestigious American studios. This agreement illustrates our desire to offer the most attractive movie offer on TV.” said Rodolphe Belmer, EVP, content, Canal+ Group.
Caroline Lang, SVP and managing director, France, Warner Bros. International Television, added: “We are extremely pleased with this agreement with the CANAL+ Group which will be able to broadcast all of our upcoming movies to its subscribers on an exclusive basis on its pay TV channels.”