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Entertainment One is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.
The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1...Read more
RNS Release - Further output agreement with Summit Entertainment
3 October 2011
On behalf of:
Entertainment One Ltd. ("eOne", the "Company" or the "Group")
Entertainment One Ltd.
Further output agreement signed with Summit Entertainment
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), the international entertainment group, is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year output agreement to distribute Summit films in all media across Australia and New Zealand.
It is anticipated that under this agreement, eOne will release six to eight films annually in these territories, beginning with Summit's next film going into production.
eOne, which gained its presence in Australia earlier this year through its acquisition of Hopscotch, has had a successful output relationship with Summit for the UK and Canada since 2007. The Company renewed multiyear output agreements in both territories in May 2011.
Darren Throop, CEO of eOne,said:
"We are very pleased that our expansion into Australia has been bolstered by this agreement. Our relationship with Summit has gone from strength to strength and we look forward to continuing this is the future."
David Garrett, President of Summit International, said:
"eOne has been a trusted and steadfast output partner for us over the past several years in both Canada and the UK and we're proud to have seen them flourish. Australia and New Zealand is an important territory for our films and we've had the great pleasure of working with Troy and the dynamic Hopscotch team in recent years. We are now delighted to be working with Hopscotch as part of the eOne family."
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Notes to Editors:
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The Company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Scandinavia, and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Further information is available at www.entertainmentonegroup.com.
This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company.
About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.
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