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DramaFever Launches CJ Movie Channel
Feb 03, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
25 Titles Available for Streaming in US and Canada
After partnering up with DramaFever last summer in a multi-year deal covering films and TV dramas, CJ E&M has now launched an exclusive channel on the US-based online content provider. The CJ Movie Channel features 25 titles spanning an array of genres. Unlike much of the add-supported content available on the website, the CJ channel will only be available to premium users.
The deal gives DramaFever distribution rights in the US and Canada to the CJ titles, some also encompassing Latin America, as well redistribution rights for services such as Hulu and iTunes.
Among the films on the channel are RYOO Seung-wan titles The Unjust (2010) and The Berlin File (2013), KIM Tae-yong’s drama Late Autumn (2011), the LEE Byung-hun period drama Masquerade (2012), other hits such as KWAK Kyung-taek’s gangland sequel Friend : The Great Legacy (2013), LEE Seok-hoon’s melodrama Dancing Queen (2012) and BYUN Young-joo’s romantic thriller Helpless (2012), and a number of romantic titles, including, Penny Pinchers (2011), Whatcha Wearin’ (2012) and Venus Talk (2014).
Founded in New York in 2009, DramaFever has grown to become a major source for global content, offering TV shows, films, variety shows and children’s programming in an increasing number of markets. In 2014, DramaFever was acquired by Japan’s SoftBank Group for a reported sum of USD 100 million.