Lionsgate snags Jim Henson video rights

Multiyear agreement for 'Fraggle Rock,' 'Hoobs,' more

TORONTO -- Lionsgate said Monday that it has picked up North American distribution rights to a slew of library titles from the Jim Henson Co.

As part of a multiyear agreement, Vancouver-based Lionsgate snagged the home entertainment rights to about 350 hours of content, including titles like "Fraggle Rock," "Emmet Otter's Jug-band Christmas" and "The Hoobs."

Lionsgate gains access to the Jim Henson Co.'s film and TV catalog, including TV series and specials and home entertainment titles for DVD, EST and VOD distribution.

The distribution pact was unveiled by Anne Parducci, Lionsgate executive vp marketing and family entertainment and Peter Schube, president and COO of the Jim Henson Co.

Lionsgate has previously distributed Jim Henson product, including the "Fraggle Rock" series.

Lionsgate is to release its latest financial results after the close of market Monday.