Under the terms of the deal, it has acquired the first run rights for a number of high-end Studiocanal TV series on an exclusive basis for Greece and Cyprus. It includes on demand rights for the distribution of content on the big screen, as well as simultaneous viewing on laptops, tablets and smartphones through the Nova Go service.
Commenting on the agreement on behalf of Nova, Katerina Kaskanioti, Forthnet’s pay-TV executive director, said: “We are delighted with our new partnership with Studiocanal, one of the greatest content companies in the world. The agreement will bring to our platform exquisite tv series driven by AAA talent and will further strengthen our premium content by adding even more value and diversity to our portfolio. Studiocanal’s TV series deliver the stellar standards that our audience has on European tv series and we are confident that they will fully meet their high expectations and standards”.
Beatriz Campos, head of international sales TV series at Studiocanal, added: “We are extremely pleased that our series have found a place on such a strong platform that is committed to bringing the most premium European dramas to Greek audiences. We are confident that the power of these productions combined with the support of a great partner like Nova will translate into very successful ratings”.