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Upcoming releases that will feature under the new venture include The Peanuts Movie, The Hateful Eight and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

eOne and Fox grow home entertainment distribution deal

Entertainment One (eOne) and 20th Century Fox have boosted their home entertainment distribution deal by launching a new venture in Canada.

Upcoming releases that will feature under the new venture include The Peanuts Movie, The Hateful Eight and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

In addition, the two companies are adding the UK and Benelux to the distribution deal, which will see Fox manage DVD and Blu-Ray sales and distribution for eOne’s film, TV and family home entertainment titles in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Australia, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Plus, Fox will also handle home entertainment marketing and sales of eOne’s pre-school property Peppa Pig in the US.

Keith Feldman, president of worldwide distribution at 20th Century Fox, said: “eOne is a valued partner and a global leader in acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment,” reports Variety.

“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with them, as they continue to bring top-tier entertainment to market around the world.”

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