Satcaster nabs exclusive U.K. rights

LONDON — Miramax has inked an exclusive licensing deal with Blighty’s BSkyB, which will see a raft of its titles available exclusively on the television service in the U.K. and Ireland.

Under the agreement, BSkyB will hold exclusive rights to pics including “Life Is Beautiful,” “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” “Spy Kids” and “Starsky & Hutch,” among others.

Pics will be available across a range of Sky Movies subscription channels in HD, through BSkyB’s on-demand service Sky Anytime+ and on the move via Sky Go.

“We are very pleased to add our award-winning and beloved films to the Sky lineup, ensuring that Sky subscribers will continue to have access to the best that independent cinema and Hollywood have to offer,” said Danny Goldman, Miramax senior VP and head of sales, Europe.

Simon Rexworthy, controller of acquisitions at Sky added: “It’s great to be working with Miramax as they build out their business and make more of their titles available to us. The deal with give Sky Movies customers exclusive access to some of the best titles from Miramax’s unrivalled archive including such iconic modern classics as ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Chicago.’”

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