16 September 2020
International broadcaster, Viasat World, has announced a new two-year licensing agreement with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which will increase the amount of upcoming content on the Viasat TV channels and ViP Play online cinema available in Russia and CIS countries by 20%. This major agreement will bring Viasat TV channels and the ViP Play online cinema over 150 hours of new content from Paramount Pictures’ renowned library, including fan-favorite films and recent theatrical blockbusters.
Under the new deal, Viasat World will have access to more than 90 movies from Paramount Pictures, including recent hits that will be exclusively shown on the Viasat TV channels. Viewers will be able to enjoy films such as the action-packed thrill ride Gemini Man starring Will Smith, the musical celebration Rocketman inspired by the life of Elton John, multiple installments of the wildly popular Mission: Impossible film franchise, and more.
“This year we are expanding the range of our partners and continue increasing the amount of our high quality content. With this two-year agreement we will be able to offer some of the most popular and greatest films in cinematic history, including recent global hits and critically acclaimed classics. Every year we purchase new content so our viewers have access to fresh and new projects from global studios,” commented Irina Gofman, President and CEO, Viasat World.
“We are delighted to be working with Viasat World to bring a wide variety of world-class films to viewers across Russia and CIS countries,” said Lisa Kramer, Executive Vice President, International Television Licensing, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. “This agreement will greatly enhance Viasat’s already robust content offering with an array of outstanding and entertaining films.”
Among the other recent films that will be exclusively shown on Viasat TV channels as well as will be available on the ViP Play online cinema are the family friendly blockbuster Sonic the Hedgehog starring Jim Carrey, the fantasy adventure Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the suspense-filled thriller Crawl, the remake of supernatural horror film based on the novel by Stephen King Pet Sematary, the family comedy Playing with Fire and the animated film Wonder Park.
Additional titles that will be made available under the agreement include the Coen brothers’ western True Grit (2010), Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise, Watchmen, No Strings Attached, Baywatch, and more.