Toronto: The Rolling Stones Concert Doc Goes to CraveTV
The first-window deal sees the video streamer keep 'The Rolling Stones 'Ole! Ole! Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America' away from Netflix.
Subscription VOD platform CraveTV, which has bid against Netflix for movie titles at the Toronto International Film Festival, has nabbed the concert feature The Rolling Stones Ole! Ole! Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America from Eagle Rock Entertainment. CraveTV bought out the Canadian theatrical and all other windows to keep the concert film and travelogue away from Netflix.
Netflix otherwise has had a busy TIFF, having snapped up worldwide rights to the Justin Timberlake concert film Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, which debuted earlier at the fest. And Netflix launched in Toronto four documentaries: Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn's Amanda Knox; Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer’s Into the Inferno; The Ivory Game, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson; and The White Helmets, from helmer Orlando von Einsiedel.
CraveTV has spent heavily on U.S. TV shows to fend off Netflix in Canada via package deals with HBO, Showtime and the major Hollywood studios.
The deal for the Rolling Stones doc, the first by CraveTV at TIFF, followed director Paul Dugdale's film having its world premiere in Toronto on Friday night, with Stones bandmembers Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood on the red carpet.
As part of the deal, CraveTV also acquired the Stones’ companion concert film, The Rolling Stones Havana Moon, a pic based on the mega group's Havana show and also directed by Dugdale. Previously, CraveTV acquired music specials in post-theatrical or pay TV windows. This makes taking all Canadian rights a first.
CraveTV will stream Ole! Ole! Ole! from Oct. 14, with Havana Moon to follow with a January launch. After their exclusive first-windows on CraveTV, the concert specials will move to parent Bell Media's pay TV platform, The Movie Network, and then to cable channels like Bravo! and MUCH.
The specials will then air in Canada on the top-rated CTV network.