Studio Canal Acquires Australia’s Hoyts Distribution
Posted July 17, 2012 03:05 PM by Webmaster
French giant Studio Canal has acquired the distribution arm of Australia's Hoyts Group, Hoyts Distribution, a leading independent film distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Under the new deal, which was announced on Tuesday, Studio Canal will acquire 100 percent of the local distributor.
The new acquisition will allow Studio Canal to compete directly with the big Hollywood studios in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Studio Canal only licensed its content to local distributors.
Hoyts Distribution's library contains over 120 films, amongst them four films from the popular Saw series and all of the films in the Twilight franchise.
I don't know if they're related to the Hoyts theater arm, but good grief it's expensive to see a movie in an Australian Hoyts. $22 for Spiderman - oh, and bring your own 3D glasses with you for that price.