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Paramount Signs U.K. Movie Deal with VOD Service MUBI

LONDON — Curated video-on-demand service MUBI has signed a multi-year licensing agreement in the U.K. with Paramount Pictures, which is its second major studio deal in the U.K. following a recent pact with Sony Pictures Television.

The agreement will make films from Paramount Pictures’ library available on demand for MUBI members for the first time, including “No Country for Old Men,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Zoolander,” “Roman Holiday” and “Revolutionary Road.”

Efe Cakarel, founder and CEO of MUBI, said: “Following a really successful summer, this new deal continues to show tremendous momentum in our growth and unique ability to offer curated and compelling films. Working with Paramount Pictures is just one of the latest of great partnerships we have developed, which include festivals, major studios and distribution platform.”

MUBI’s other distribution partners including eOne, Icon and Studiocanal. In July, MUBI signed its first theatrical deal to release Miguel Gomes’s three-part film “Arabian Nights” in cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland in a partnership with New Wave Films, which also covers the home entertainment and video on demand rights.

MUBI’s curated service highlights a new film every day to its members. Members can enjoy films across multiple connected devices and share their opinions through social features, such as rating, reviewing films and following other users.

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Matthew Downer, VP regional television licensing for Paramount Pictures, said: “MUBI has a unique and passionate membership and we are delighted that they will be able to enjoy an array of films from Paramount’s outstanding library.”

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