Universal Inks Film Output Deal With Sony Television's India Unit

Jurassic World Still 1 - H 2015
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Jurassic World Still 1 - H 2015

The studio's latest titles, including 'Fast and Furious 7', 'Jurassic World' and 'Ted 2,' will air on the broadcaster's English movie channel Sony Pix.

Sony Pictures Television's India unit, Multi Screen Media, has inked a movie output deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution under which English-language movie channel Sony PIX will get Universal Pictures' latest releases.

It covers such titles as Furious 7, Jurassic World, Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2 and Minions. Financial details weren't disclosed.

The deal also includes such catalog titles as Schindler's List, Gladiator, Notting Hill, King Kong, Jurassic Park, The Mummy, The Fast & The Furious, The Hulk and Despicable Me, among others. The Universal deal adds to the channel's existing deals with Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM and Lionsgate.

“With one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, we see tremendous growth potential in India and this deal reinforces how important this market is to NBCUniversal,” said NBCUniversal international distribution & networks president Belinda Menendez.

“With access to Universal’s movie titles, we have put ourselves in a position to get the best movies that Hollywood has to offer,” added MSM CEO N.P. Singh.

Recently, MSM and BBC Worldwide partnered to launch new channel Sony BBC Earth, offering content from the BBC's natural history unit. In addition to PIX, MSM's bouquet of channels include flagship Hindi entertainment channel SET, Hindi movie channel MAX, English-entertainment channel AXN and sports channel SIX, among others.