eOne, Universal Pictures sign multi-territory distribution agreement

Canada is among seven territories included in the deal, with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment taking on distribution for multiple eOne properties.

Entertainment One (eOne) has signed an agreement for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) to be its home entertainment distributor. The multi-year, multi-territory agreement will see UPHE distribute physical and digital formats, including sales and marketing, of eOne’s film and television offerings, plus select family content.

Territories covered in the deal include Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. eOne and UPHE previously announced a distribution deal for UPHE to handle theatrical distribution of eOne’s film titles in Australia and New Zealand. UPHE is set to begin distributing eOne properties in Australia in May, including recent Oscar winner Green Book.

The deal was announced by UPHE president Eddie Cunningham, and Steve Bertram, eOne president, film and television. In the announcement, Bertram noted eOne’s growing focus on producing and financing film and television properties.

eOne has a number of Canadian productions and copros in development, including upcoming Global drama Nurses, Counterfeit Films and Seven24 Films’ pilot Dark Cargo (YouTube Premium), and an untitled Taylor Kitsch project with HBO. It is also the producer of Canadian dramas such as CBC’s Burden of Truth (pictured) and Global’s Mary Kills People.