Universal and PBS sign Canadian distribution deal

The deal includes distribution of public television brands like Masterpiece, Nature and Wild Kratts.
poldarkMasterpiece

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution have announced a multi-year, physical distribution pact in the Canadian market.

With the deal, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will exclusively distribute all PBS Distribution Blu-ray and DVD releases across the Canadian retail marketplace. The deal includes distribution of public television brands like Masterpiece, Nature and Wild Kratts, as well as premium content from PBS Distribution’s children’s label SkipRope.

The initial slate of titles includes last week’s release of The Vietnam War, from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. PBS Distribution will also release several popular kids’ series on DVD in 2018, including Ready, Set, Go! and Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles.

 

Image: Masterpiece drama Poldark