Miramax and Hulu Strike Multi-year Japan Deal. Miramax and Hulu have signed a multi-year agreement to bring movies to Hulu subscribers in Japan. Immediately, Hulu subscribers in Japan will be able to access such films as Chocolat, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, and Spy Kids on various platforms such as TV, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, PC’s, tablets, and smart phones. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed to the public. This would be the first time international fans would be able to view Miramax’s Oscar winning titles digitally.
“We are pleased to partner with Hulu in Japan, which has built a compelling platform in a market we are very focused on,” Miramax CEO Mike Lang said. “We look forward to making our terrific movies available to many more television and digital platforms in Japan, as well as other markets throughout Asia, as the audience continues to expand exponentially and new platforms continue to proliferate.”
In addition, Miramax announced that it also has an international agreement with Netflix to stream titles in Latin America—Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Miramax further expanded the availability of their titles in the United States, United Kingdom, and Turkey via Miramax’s new Facebook application.
Miramax has had a busy summer of digital deals, including streaming deals with Amazon and Apple.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter