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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION AND E-VISION RENEW AND EXTEND MULTI-YEAR SVOD AGREEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST


London, June 16, 2017/-  E-Vision, a pioneer and most trusted content aggregator in MENA and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a leading Hollywood studio offering US and international TV series and films, today announced that they have renewed and expanded their multi-year agreement bringing a range of exclusive premium films and TV series content to Etisalat’s SVOD service.

The new deal see’s Sony Pictures Television and E-Vision bolster their existing TV series and films relationship with a range of premium TV series and film SVOD rights.

In addition, the parties have renewed and extended their existing TVOD deal for the eLife transactional service known as ‘eLife On Demand’, bringing all of SPT’s new releases and key library titles to the TVOD service of Etisalat.  

Top Sony Pictures content coming to eLife TV subscribers will include Hotel Transylvania 2, The Walk and the live-action comedy Pixels. TV series airing this year include the first seasons of The Art of More, Kevin Can Wait, Chosen and Outsiders.

“Based in our objective to continue to enhance our content catalogue for Etisalat and partners, E-Vision is thrilled to expand our relationship with Sony Pictures Television. We believe the access to top content from Sony will continue to drive the uptake of our service, and cement our partnership with Sony Pictures Television even further” said Mr. Humaid Sahoo, CEO E-Vision.

"We are delighted to renew and continue our relationship with our friends at E-Vision. Our premium content and their exceptional offering is a perfect fit.  We look forward to seeing continued subscriber growth of elife as E - Vision continues to enhance the caliber of content on eLife TV service across the region." said Noemie Weisse SVP, Distribution at SPT.  

**E-Vision is a part of Etisalat, the Middle East’s leading telecommunications operator and service provider.

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Contact:
Emma Marshall
Administration Coordinator, Communications (EMEA)
emma_marshall@spe.sony.com
+44 (207) 533-1588

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

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