Ericsson inks VOD deal with 20th Century Fox

25 January 2017


Global information technology company, Ericsson, has entered into an exclusive, multi-year feature film deal with leading international content distributor, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu.

The output deal includes DreamWorks Animation produced titles along with an extensive selection of global film franchises for territories across sub-Saharan Africa in multiple languages.

Titles include How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Home and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Head of Broadcast and Media Services, Ericsson, Thorsten Sauer, said: “This feature film content deal through 20th Century Fox Television Distribution is another major milestone for Ericsson as we look to expand our new SVOD service, Nuvu.

“Through this partnership, Nuvu subscribers will have access to some of Hollywood’s hottest films as part of their package, localised on a market-by-market basis.

Working hand in hand with some of Africa’s leading mobile phone operators, we believe Nuvu can offer a truly unique content and technology solution that meets the demands of consumers across sub- Saharan Africa.”

Source: New Telegraph 19 January 2017