Stan Take On Disney With Exclusive Paramount Deal
Local video streaming platform, Stan, has inked an exclusive multi-year output deal with Paramount Pictures, just days after Disney+ announced it’s local arrival in November for $8.99/per month.
The news will see Disney’s video streaming service undercut both Netflix and Stan.
In Australia, both Stan and Foxtel stream Disney material, with Stan’s short-term Disney deal tipped to end by year end.
Both parties have remained tight-lipped about the affect of Disney+ on their content portfolio.
As SVOD competition continues to intensify, Stan’s deal with Paramount will provide exclusive rights to a slew of movies and TV shows – complementing other contracts with Starz, MGM and Showtime.
Looking for Alaska will be the first series to premiere on Stan following an exclusive deal – an eight part series launching October 19.
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“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with Paramount under this new long-term output agreement as part of our ongoing commitment to bring the world’s greatest TV series and movies to Australians,” claims Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan.
“These programs, along with films from Paramount’s world-renowned library, further enhance Stan’s impressive lineup of premium entertainment.” asserts Jonathan Greenberg, SVP Regional Sales Asia Pacific for Paramount Pictures Television Licensing & Distribution.
Starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, The Great produced by Hulu will premiere exclusively on Stan in 2020.
Hundreds of blockbuster Paramount films will also land in the coming month including; Mission: Impossible, Transformers, Star Trek, Top Gun and The Godfather Trilogy.
Other projects reportedly in development with Paramount Television include Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s murder mystery Devil in the White.