German video-on-demand (VOD) platform Pantaflix has signed a content agreement with The Walt Disney Company Germany, enabling it to add Disney movies to its line-up.
Besides many other titles, the blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi which is about to celebrate its world premiere will become available on the streaming service in parallel with the DVD launch.
The rights package comprises all of Disney’s new releases and franchises such as Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean as well as an extensive library of films including Disney classics, blockbusters from the Marvel Universe such as The First Avenger and Captain America, animated productions from Disney Pixar like Finding Dory and family movies such as Frozen.
Disney is the first major studio to have signed a deal with Pantaflix which launched in July 2016. The Disney content will be available from the first quarter of 2018, initially in Germany and Austria. Other territories will follow in the coming months, according to Pantaflix.
“Our aim is to become the world’s leading VOD service for the film industry. The agreement with Disney underscores this endeavour and is a crucial milestone on this journey,” said Stefan Langefeld, COO of Pantaflix.
“Not only has our business model been validated by the acquisition of a world-class partner but the cooperation is also an impressive testament to the unique Pantaflix technology and our innovative distribution and exploitation model,” stressed Langefeld. “Further major partnerships will follow.”