Cineplex Adds Fox Movie Titles to Online Store

Canadian exhibition giant signs distribution deal with Hollywood studio to sell movie titles online.

TORONTO -- Canadian exhibition giant Cineplex Entertainment has added movie titles from 20th Century Fox to its online video store.

The distribution deal will see release studio titles like 127 Hours, Black Swan, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the X-Men, either on-demand or download-to-own.

The 20th Century Fox titles will be available for download on the same day they are released in Canada by the studio on DVD and Blu-ray.

The deal comes as Canadian movie exhibitors and pay TV channels stare down competition from Netflix Canada, iTunes and other over-the-top U.S. digital platforms increasingly proliferating north of the border.