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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Scanbox Entertainment partner up in 2017

Press Release   •   Jan 10, 2017 09:00 CET

Stockholm, Sweden – January 10th, 2017.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are pleased to announce they will take on Scanbox Entertainment Nordic DVD and Blu-ray distribution starting May 2017. With a strong position among local Nordic cinema and home entertainment distributors, the content Scanbox brings to the table perfectly complements Universal Pictures’ highly competitive global slate.

John Revill, EVP Global Partners & Sales, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment:

We are delighted to start our new relationship with Scanbox Entertainment. With Scanbox’s strong slate, both now and into the future, we can look forward to a very successful Home Entertainment partnership over the coming years.”

Kim William Beich, COO Scanbox Entertainment:

“We really look forward to partnering up with Universal Pictures and their highly competent Nordic Home Entertainment team. For Scanbox it’s always about the movies and we strongly feel that Universal hold the same essential respect which will benefit our strong Independent and local line up - it’s the perfect match.”

Among Scanbox’s closest upcoming international and local movie and TV successes you will find: the Palme D’Or winner I, Daniel Blake, Lion, Jackie, Paterson, Gold with Matthew McConaughey, the continuation of the popular Danish TV series Badehotellet and the movie featuring the Norwegian pop prodigy twins Marcus & Martinus: Marcus & Martinus: Sammen om drømmen.

Local Nordic distribution is managed by Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic AB (UNISPHE).

Örjan Olsson, General Manager UNISPHE:

”We are incredibly proud that Universal has partnered with Scanbox Entertainment and we will now represent another strong and qualitative partner under our wings of Nordic distribution. In 2017 we look forward to an even more exciting and substantive year with the additional content the Scanbox partnership adds to our total product portfolio. ”

For more information, please contact General Manager Örjan Olsson:

Tel: +46 70-529 25 75

E-mail: orjan.olsson@unisphe.se

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Scanbox Entertainment

Established in 1980, Scanbox Entertainment is one of the leading independent film distributors in Scandinavia, releasing approximately 20 theatrical titles annually, and a total of 40+ titles direct-to-DVD and VOD. The company’s line-up covers all genres, but primarily focusing on upmarket content and local productions. Upcoming releases include THE HATEFUL EIGHT by Quentin Tarantino, SOUTHPAW by Antoine Fuqua, WOMAN IN GOLD by Simon Curtis, Z FOR ZACHARIAH by Craig Zobel and LION by Garth Davis, among others.The Scanbox headquarter is situated in Copenhagen, with local offices in Oslo, Stockholm, Göteborg and Helsinki.Sigurjon Sighvatsson is Chairman and CEO of the company.

About Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic (‘US’) was established in April, 2013 and launched commercially August 1st, 2013. The company is an equally shared joint venture between major film studios Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures, which encompass the two studios respective physical Home Entertainment distribution. Among the plus 7 000 movie titles in the business catalogue you will find franchise like DESPICABLE ME,AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, BOURNE, SMURFS, FAST & FURIOUS, and reputable TV-series as DOWNTON-ABBEY, HOUSE OF CARDS, SUITS and BREAKING BAD.

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