Shout! Factory and ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) announced today a major distribution deal to bring a vast library of iconic films and series to entertainment platforms in the U.S. and Canada. The announcement was made today by Shout Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Rob Kaplan, Vice President US Sales for ITVS GE.
This new multi-year deal provides Shout! Factory with extensive rights, including broadcast, video on-demand, streaming, digital, and home entertainment to over 135 cinema classics and TV series. Critically acclaimed movies and popular series include: SOPHIE’S CHOICE (Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline), THE BIG SLEEP (Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Sarah Miles), ON GOLDEN POND (Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda), THE PRISONER (1967 series), DOMINIO PRINCIPLE (Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen), THE STEPFATHER movies, RAISE THE TITANIC (Jason Robards), THE LAST UNICORN (Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow), THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier), THE EAGLE HAS LANDED (Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall), CAPRICORN ONE (Elliott Gould, James Brolin), THE CASSANDRA CROSSING (Sophia Lauren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen), CHRISTMAS COMES TO WILLOW CREEK (John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Kim Delany), HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR, Gerry Anderson TV shows (FIREBALL XL-5, STINGRAY, THUNDERBIRDS, CAPTAIN SCARLET, SUPERCAR), as well as numerous notable hits.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring these memorable films and TV shows out through Shout’s distribution channels. There’s a lot of opportunity to distribute this content through digital and cable channels; transactional outlets and on disc. We love getting into all the nooks and crannies,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders in a joint statement.
Rob Kaplan, Vice President US Sales at ITVS GE, said: “Our extensive portfolio is rich in classic titles and we are delighted that this deal with Shout will open up some of our most timeless shows and films to brand new audiences.”
Shout! Factory and ITVS GE are working closely to remaster a number of great titles, some of which have never been available on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD. Moreover, a wide range of bonus content for special editions are currently being developed by Shout! Factory.
About ITV Studios Global Entertainment
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is one of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home entertainment, publishing, merchandising and licensing businesses. ITVS GE distributes celebrated content across all genres from both its in-house production business, ITV Studios, and in collaboration with leading producers from around the world.
Part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has offices in London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Sydney.