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Warner Bros and Paramount announce home entertainment distribution deal

The deal will give Flixster subscribers access to titles like Terms of Endearment, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Airplane!.

Paramount Home Media Distribution and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group have partnered to make  more than 600 catalogue titles available from the Paramount film library on the streaming service Flixster.

The deal grants Warner Bros. exclusive rights to Blu-ray and DVD distribution of those titles in the US and Canada, and will make Paramount’s UltraViolet offerings available on a non-exclusive basis through Flixster, the Warner Bros.  movie streaming and discovery service.

The three-year deal, which takes effect on 1 January 2013, includes films like Terms of Endearment, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Airplane!.

The agreement also grants Warner Bros. manufacturing on demand rights for UltraViolet Digital Copy bundles.

Paramount will retain all digital rights for their titles, including video-on-demand (VOD) and subscription video-on-demand, while Flixster will offer Paramount titles for sale in UltraViolet EST format, UltraViolet Disc-to-Digital and VOD.

The three-year deal, which takes effect January 1, 2013, includes titles such as Terms of Endearment, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Airplane!.

The agreement excludes around 100 Paramount titles, including the Transformers, Star Trek and Indiana Jones franchises.

Paramount will receive licensing fees from Warner Bros. and be entitled to various benefits under a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with Flixster.

Under the same terms, Warner will gain access to select new titles after the initial 26-week release period.

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