Open Road Films and Showtime Announce Multi-Year Deal
Showtime Networks Inc. and Open Road Films today announced a multi-year agreement to bring movies distributed theatrically by Open Road Films exclusively to Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels including SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX for the premium television window after their theatrical and home entertainment releases. The deal will begin in 2017 and continue through 2020. Showtime subscribers will be able to watch all Open Road Films titles released in that window across all platforms including Showtime ON DEMAND and Showtime ANYTIME.
Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg stated, "We are thrilled to join forces with Showtime Networks as a long-term partner for our films. Showtime is a premiere destination for a large and diverse slate of entertainment properties and we are confident that our titles will thrive there."
"Open Road is an ideal partner because of its commercial, entertaining films that are a perfect fit for premium television," added Kent Sevener and Gary Garfinkel, Co-Heads of Content Acquisition, Showtime Networks Inc. "These films will bolster our theatrical line-up for years to come and further diversify our network's rich slate of program offerings. We are very excited to be in business with Tom Ortenberg and his talented team."