Hulu extends Miramax content deal to Japan

Hulu's new audience in Japan will be able to watch hundreds of Miramax films after the video aggregator and the studio agreed to extend their existing relationship.

Good Will Hunting - Mirimax

Mirimax films, like Good Will Hunting (pictured), now will be available to Hulu users in Japan.

Hulu, which signed a deal with the studio in June to stream an array of films to its Hulu Plus subscription service in the U.S., will now offer its Japanese viewers movies including An English Patient, Pulp Fiction, Chocolat and Good Will Hunting.

The deal will allow viewing on multiple platforms, including computers, connected TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile devices. Financial terms were not released.

Hulu launched a subscription service in Japan at the end of August, giving subscribers instant access to hundreds of premium feature films and thousands of episodes of popular TV shows from a variety of content providers, including CBS, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) featuring content from Disney/ABC Television Group and The Walt Disney Studios (NYSE: DIS) and Warner Bros.

At the time, it said it would continue to add more content.

This is the latest in a string of digital deals for Miramax, which was purchased by an investor group for $660 million from Disney last year .

Earlier this month, Miramax also announced a multi-year international agreement with Netflix to stream hundreds of its titles in Latin America, reaching territories including Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. In August, Miramax titles also became available both in the U.S. and internationally (U.K. and Turkey) through Miramax's new Facebook App, with plans to add more territories in the future.

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