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Shout Factory to bring Microsoft’s Halo film franchise to home entertainment

Multi-platform media company, Shout Factory has struck a multi-film deal with Content Media Corporation to bring Microsoft’s Halo feature-length movies and anime anthology series to home entertainment.

The multi-year deal provides Shout Factory with exclusive home entertainment distribution rights across the US and Canada to the live-action features Halo 4: forward Unto Dawn and Halo: Nightfall.

The deal also includes the animated feature Halo:The Fall of Reach and the anime anthology series, Halo Legends.

The deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields for Shout Factory and Jonathan Ford for Content Media.

“We are incredibly excited about this new opportunity with Content Media and Microsoft Studios,” said Fields, VP of acquisitions at Shout Factory.

“The Halo brand is synonymous with high octane action entertainment and we look forward to delivering these thrilling properties to home entertainment shelves.”

Content Media’s Ford, added: “With its impressive effects, epic storylines and iconic characters, the Halo franchise is a stand-out performer globally, offering exceptional content to existing fans as well as attracting new generations to the Halo universe.

“We’re very pleased to continue this ongoing success by partnering with Shout Factory in a deal that will ensure Halo’s potential is fully maximised across North America’s home entertainment market.”

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