QMI Content concludes a longterm, multiplatform
agreement with Les Films Séville, a subsidiary of
Entertainment One, for Club illico and TVA Group’s channels
MONTREAL, November 11, 2014 – QMI Content is very proud to announce the conclusion of a longterm, multiplatform agreement with Les Films Séville, a subsidiary of Entertainment One (eOne), the leader of the Quebec and Canadian film industry, and the world leader in independent film distribution.
Under this agreement, QMI Content becomes the privileged broadcast partner for a selection of the best titles distributed by Les Films Séville, through TVA Group’s channels and Videotron’s SVOD service, Club illico. These movies will be added to the content already offered by other major Club illico partners, including Viacom, Sony, Fox, NBCUniversal, CBS and MGM.
Among the titles which will be available are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Spy Kids 4, Intouchables, Mirror, Mirror, Django Unchained, Safe Haven, Now You See Me, Astérix et Obélix: Au service de sa majesté, and The Expendables.
“This collaboration with Les Films Séville is in line with our goal to provide Quebecers with the best content across all platforms. We are also very pleased to pursue such a promising relationship with Les Films Séville, which is one of the key players in the industry, both in Quebec and throughout Canada,” says France Lauzière, Senior Vice-President, QMI Content.
“QMI Content is a natural partner for us because of its vision of providing entertaining, high-quality content and the importance of its platforms, which reach and entertain a very large audience in Quebec,” says Patrick Roy, President, Les Films Séville.
About QMI Content
QMI Content, a wholly owned business division of Quebecor Media Inc., has a mission to create, develop, acquire, distribute and export distinctive, high-quality audio-visual content, giving consumers a unique, multi-platform experience, and to promote Quebec artists at home and abroad.
About Les Films Séville
Headquartered in Montreal, Les Films Séville is the leading distributor of film content in Québec. An important partner of the Quebec film industry and a subsidiary of Entertainment One, Les Films Séville has also emerged as the largest distributor of Québec films internationally through its affiliate eOne Films International.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes 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, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. 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 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Véronique Mercier, vice-president, Communications
Groupe Media and Groupe TVA