Miramax and Hulu ink multi-year agreement


MUMBAI: Hulu and Miramax have signed a multi-year agreement to bring popular films like Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Scream, Swingers and The English Patient from the Miramax film library to Hulu Plus subscribers. In addition, Hulu will offer select films via the ad-supported Hulu service.

Launching today, Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to watch hundreds of Miramax movies in HD (when available), on multiple platforms, including TV, tablet, computer and mobile phones, and free of advertising interruption. Additionally, Hulu will soon rotate a selection of approximately 15 Miramax films each month through Hulu.com with periodic ad breaks, the first time Miramax titles have become available through an ad-supported streaming service.

“Making our films available via premium digital distribution channels is extremely important to Miramax. Hulu has established its presence in the market as a leader in innovation and in delivering value for consumers and content owners. As one of the early promoters of Hulu and its CEO Jason Kilar, I couldn’t be more excited than to be in business with them today, and we’re thrilled about the prospect of enhancing both our brands by making our films accessible to Hulu’s fast-growing audience,” said Miramax CEO Mike Lang.

“The Miramax library includes some of the most popular and acclaimed films ever produced. It is an honor for the Hulu team to present our users a film roster that includes the likes of Pulp Fiction, My Left Foot, The English Patient and many more,” added Hulu CEO Jason Kilar.

With this agreement, cinemaphiles can watch movies like Good Will Hunting, The Piano and My Left Foot, Chasing Amy, Clerks, Swingers, Sling Blade, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Crying Game, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding and Reservoir Dogs. Foreign film fans can watch Amelie, Life is Beautiful and Cinema Paradiso; whereas horror buffs can enjoy many of the Halloween, Scary Movie, Scream and Hellraiser titles.