Anchor Bay, Sony ink distribution deal

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has cut an international distribution rights deal with Anchor Bay Entertainment to sell the indie's home entertainment library in new markets around the world.

The three-year deal includes worldwide distribution rights -- outside of the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom -- to various Anchor Bay catalog titles, including Hellboy Animated films; Manga Entertainment titles including "Ghost In the Shell" and the Streetfighter series; all 26 titles in the Masters of Horror series; six episodes in the Masters of Science Fiction series; and the pre-school hit "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!"

Bill Clark, president of Anchor Bay, a unit of Liberty Media Corp.'s Starz Media, said the deal with Sony Pictures will give his company "unbeatable access to international territories where we haven't previously had a strong presence."

Anchor Bay will work closely with Sony Pictures on all facets of marketing and sales.
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