Foxtel signs new content deal with Entertainment One

Subscription TV business Foxtel has signed a new deal with Canadian entertainment company Entertainment One, expanding its offering of feature films.

The deal consists of an exclusive slate of current features, including 1917 and Judy starring Renee Zellweger.

Other titles include critically-acclaimed movies Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley, Booksmart directed by Olivia Wilde, Australian coming-of-age drama Babyteeth, as well as Captive State, Thank You For Your Service and Just Getting Started.

The new agreement will also include Green Book starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, Australian-made films Palm Beach and Top End Wedding and a significant number of library titles.

Foxtel’s chief commercial officer, Amanda Laing said the content will expand Foxtel’s slate during an important time for viewers.

“At a time when we know our customers are spending more time at home and more time watching Foxtel, this new deal with our partners at eOne adds to our great movie line-up. The relationship with eOne provides our subscribers with some of the world’s best hit movies, from Green Book and 1917 to Judy, some of which are available to watch immediately.”

Foxtel is under pressure on the content front with the introduction of more international streaming platforms in Australia. The business signed a new deal with HBO in May, citing it as a multi-year deal, although the details aren’t clear. But it’s expected that HBO Max will still launch in Australia in the coming years.


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