beIN Media signs multi-million dollar Italian movie deal

beIN Media Group has signed a five-year multi-million dollar deal for content deal with Italia Film International.

The deal, which will allow beIN to acquire more than 600 movie titles, is among the biggest ever content output deals signed in the Middle East.

Italia Film International is among the oldest and largest Film Distribution companies in the Middle East and has been the exclusive Disney Company (Disney pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films) theatrical sub-distributor for some 22 years.

Italia Film is also a leading independent film distributor with exclusive distribution relationships with major Hollywood studios such as Dreamworks, Film Nation, The Weinstein, Arclight and Lotus Entertainment.

Italia Films is a major player in the financing, development and production of major films in partnership with talent, producers, directors and film companies in Hollywood.

Over the last few years, Italia Film International has expanded its film distribution business to Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

“This is the most significant deal for Italia Film as it positions us as a major force across various content platforms. beIN is an ideal partner for Italia Films as beIN has proven to be a major force in Pay TV industry in MENA. beIN’s entry into entertainment content will create value for its subscribers throughout this region. We are proud to be part of their aggressive expansion drive,” said Giuseppe Vincenti, CEO and partner, Italia Film International

Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group said: “beIN is committed to bringing the best family entertainment to its subscribers throughout MENA. This deal with Italia Film gives beIN access to leading Hollywood content. We are aware of Italia Film ability to secure very prominent Hollywood content assets and hence we are confident that through this deal we will be able to bring major Hollywood blockbusters exclusively to beIN subscribers.”

This five-year output deal will include massive blockbuster movies including: (Source: Arabian Business)

  • John Wick 2, with Keanu Reeves
  • The Commuter with Liam Neelson
  • Hologram For A King with Tom Hanks
  • Silent Wife with Nicole Kidman
  • Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling
  • Skiptrace with Jackie Chan
  • Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino
  • The Coldest City with Charlize Theron
  • Story Of Your Life with Amy Adams
  • 478 with Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Unlocked with Michael Douglas, Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom
  • Hunter’s Prayer with Emma Roberts and Sam Worthington
  • Kidnap with Halle Berry