Warner Bros takes movies on VOD to Germany


MUMBAI: HanseNet Telekommunikation GmbH and Warner Bros International Television Distribution (WBITD) have inked a multiyear video-on-demand (VOD) agreement for theatrical motion pictures on German television.

The 100 film agreement gives Telekommunikation’s Alice homeTV digital service the German VOD rights to new feature films distributed to the international TV marketplace by WBITD, along with recent and classic motion pictures from the Warner Bros Entertainment library.

The VOD platform of Alice homeTV will feature recent releases such as Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German, starring Oscar winner George Clooney, and Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L Jackson, among others.

Prominent titles from the Warner Bros. library will also be available, including The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dr Zhivago and Free Willy.

Alice homeTV will also premiere the recently named Best Picture (The Departed) and Best Animated Feature (Happy Feet) at the 79th Academy Awards, later this year.

Besides providing a joint portal and films, the pact entails a comprehensive collaboration on counteracting internet piracy between Alice and Warner Bros. Alice will monitor advertising for illegal content and will collaborate with Warner Bros in matters of educating consumers about piracy and on campaigns to protect intellectual property.