Disney-ABC, Canal Plus sign deal

Companies ink multiwindow content pact

LONDON — Disney-ABC Intl. Television has inked a multiyear, multiwindow content agreement with French paybox Canal Plus.

Arrangement involves a selection of current and upcoming movie and TV series from Walt Disney Pictures, Disney/Pixar, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films for VOD, pay-per-view and pay TV windows.

Titles include “There Will Be Blood,” “Enchanted” and forthcoming seasons of “Desperate Housewives.”

Canal Plus has also inked a multiyear output deal for New Line Cinema pics. Deal includes “The Golden Compass,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth 2” and “Sex and the City.”

The paybox already holds long-term accords with Universal, Fox, Paramount, DreamWorks and Sony.

(John Hopewell in Cannes contributed to this report.)

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