NBCUniversal Movies Head to Club illico in Canada


MONTREAL: NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada and Quebecor Content have closed a deal that sees recent movie releases from NBCUniversal become available on French-language Canadian VOD service Club illico.

The agreement includes the French versions of popular NBCUniversal movies such as Fast and Furious 6 (Rapides et dangereux 6), Despicable Me 2 (Détestable Moi 2), Kick Ass 2, R.I.P.D. (RIP Département), The Purge (La Purge), The Purge: Anarchy (La Purge 2), A Million Ways to Die in the West (Mille et une façons de mourir dans l’Ouest), 47 Ronin (47 Ronin), Ride Along (Mise à l’épreuve), Non-Stop (Sans arrêt), Endless Love (Un amour infini) and Neighbors (Les voisins), among others. Titles from the studio covered in the agreement join content that is already available to Club illico subscribers, including series such as Blue MoonBates Motel, Boomerang, Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story. Club illico also offers children’s titles such as Robin des bois, Spider-Man and Les Daltons.

“We are happy to continue our strong and successful relationship with Quebecor Content,” said Ron Suter, the executive VP of NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada. “It is exciting to have several of our Universal films available to Club illico subscribers to view in the French language.”

“Quebecor Content’s goal is to offer its viewers the best content and we are proud to be able to enhance our impressive catalogue with movies from NBCUniversal, a very important partner to us,” added France Lauzière, the senior VP of Quebecor Content and VP of programming at TVA Group.

Marie Ginette Lepage, the VP of marketing for content and broadcasting at Videotron, commented: “The addition of such popular new titles from NBCUniversal to our platform shows that studios are increasingly interested in new content delivery models. We are particularly proud of this agreement because it confirms Club illico’s growing prominence in the over-the-top video services landscape. It demonstrates our commitment to offering subscribers an unparalleled selection of the latest French-language movies, television series and children’s content.”