Buena Vista, Movielink in Internet Movie Distribution Deal
Jul 24, 2003, 12:00 AM
Buena Vista Pay Television has reached agreement with Movielink to make movies released by The Walt Disney Co. available online for the first time. The deal covers new releases and some library titles, including Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone, Miramax and Dimension films to be made available for secure download on the Movielink service. The addition of Disney brings the number of major studio suppliers to Movielink to six, and continues Movielink's expansion of the breadth and depth of movie content on the service. With the addition of the Disney titles, Movielink's catalog will grow to approximately 400 titles, after launching with 175 initially, just eight months ago. The first titles to be available at Movielink include the newly released Academy Award(R) Best Picture winner "Chicago", plus "Gangs of New York", "The Recruit", "25th Hour", "Frida" and "The Jungle Book 2", among others. Library fare including "Monsters, Inc.," "The Rookie" and "In the Bedroom" will also be available.