Movie deal covers pics for BT Vision
LONDON — British Telecom and Disney’s distribution arm, Buena Vista International Television, have inked a multi-year VOD movie deal.The arrangement will allow U.K. auds to watch such movies as “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” on soon-to-be launched service BT Vision, which will offer broadband-delivered entertainment to the telco’s broadband subscribers. Contract covers upcoming, current and library movies from BVITV’s portfolio and will include fare from Walt Disney Pic-tures, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films. Apart from the Johnny Depp vehicle, other titles featured are “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “‘The Shaggy Dog” and “Scary Movie 4.” The Disney deal follows content agreements between BT and the likes of DreamWorks, i-concerts, Eagle Rock, BBC Worldwide, Paramount, Warner Music Group, National Geographic Channel, HIT Entertainment, Momentum, Universal, Nelvana, Sony BMG, Viacom and Turner Broadcasting.
Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters!