Amazon Prime Instant Video strikes deal with Studiocanal

Amazon Instant VideoAmazon Prime Instant Video has struck a deal with Studiocanal to add a range of the latter’s content to its programming line-up in the UK and Germany. 

Prime Instant Video will get the exclusive first-run pay TV rights to all Studiocanal theatrical titles in the UK and Germany, including upcoming titles Paddington and Shaun the Sheep in the UK and Germany, as well as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Germany.

Amazon will deliver further support to Studiocanal’s UK Productions through premium promotion across Amazon’s media group, with selective titles branded as Amazon Originals.

The deal will also see library titles added to the service including Apocalypse Now and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The first movie in the deal for the UK will be The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

“We’re really excited to bring Amazon Prime Instant Video members in the UK and Germany more great films like Paddington, The Imitation Game and Shaun the Sheep fresh from the box office,” said Chris Bird, director of content strategy at Amazon Instant Video EU. “Extending our relationship with Studiocanal, a European superpower of film production and distribution, further cements our commitment to bringing customers the latest and greatest movies to Prime Instant Video.”

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Amazon who brings the very best film content to all audiences on all devices. Studiocanal has a very strong slate that resonates with a wide audience and Prime Instant Video subscribers will find the films they love, from family movies like Paddington and Shaun The Sheep to quality action thrillers, like Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson,” said Olivier Courson.