YOU On Demand Expands Relationship with Miramax to Offer Movies On Demand via Mobile in China
NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD) ("YOU On Demand"), a leading multi-platform entertainment and Video On Demand company in China, today announced the expansion of its cooperation to offer feature films from global film and television studio, Miramax, via YOU On Demand's mobile service.
YOU On Demand will now make available Miramax's library titles including Oscar®-winners "Chicago" and "The English Patient," through its Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) package and via its Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) offering.
"The Miramax library includes some of the best known, award-winning and critically acclaimed films Hollywood has to offer," said Shane McMahon, Chairman of YOU On Demand. "We are very excited to expand our partnership with Miramax and continue YOU On Demand's pursuit to provide rich and diverse content to customers anytime and anywhere on a wide variety of platforms, including mobile, digital cable, IPTV and Over-the-Top."
About YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (http://corporate.yod.com)
YOU On Demand (NASDAQ: YOD), is a leading multi-platform entertainment company delivering premium content, including leading Hollywood and China-produced movie titles, to customers across China via Subscription Video On Demand and Transactional Video On Demand. The Company has secured alliances with leading global media operators and content developers. YOU On Demand has content distribution agreements in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Miramax Films, Lionsgate and Magnolia Pictures, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers. The Company has a comprehensive end-to-end secure delivery system, governmental partnerships and approvals and offers additional value-added services. YOU On Demand has strategic partnerships with the largest media entities in China, a highly experienced management team with international background and expertise in Cable, Television, Film, Digital Media, Internet and Telecom. YOU On Demand is headquartered in New York, NY with its China headquarters in Beijing.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures containing some of the most original and acclaimed independent films, such as Pulp Fiction, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, Life is Beautiful, and City Of God – as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones's Diary and the Scream, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars®, including four Best Picture awards. Miramax's world-class global distribution team has successfully brought this acclaimed collection of titles to existing and emerging platforms in nearly every country in the world.
Miramax's new development projects include both television and film. Currently the studio is working with industry luminaries to create new derivative television series based on their respective award-winning stories and characters. These titles include Gangs of New York with Martin Scorsese, Cop Land with James Mangold, and Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, currently in active production. Film projects include Jeremy Garelick's The Wedding Ringer (starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco) to be released by Sony's Screen Gems January 16, 2015. Miramax also recently announced a multi-title, multi-year agreement with The Weinstein Company to create derivative work for film, television and stage.
Miramax was purchased in 2010 by Qatar Holding, together with the investor group led by Miramax Chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.'s Colony Capital, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with a sales office in London. For more information, please visit miramax.com.
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