StudioCanal Signs Exclusive Amazon Deal for U.K., Germany

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'The Imitation Game'

Oscar favorite 'The Imitation Game' will be the first movie in the deal, which will see Amazon Prime Video take exclusive SVOD rights for all StudioCanal titles

StudioCanal has signed a multiyear deal with Amazon giving the online giant exclusive SVOD rights to all of StudioCanal's films in the U.K. and Germany.

The deal, announced Wednesday, includes such titles as Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game in the U.K. and The Hunger Games franchise in Germany. StudioCanal's in-house productions, such as upcoming family titles Paddington and Shaun the Sheep, will be available via Amazon in both territories.

Amazon will also take on-demand rights to hundreds of StudioCanal library titles to feed its VOD service.

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