Voom, Miramax Ink HDTV Licensing Deal

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Voom has entered into a licensing agreement with Miramax Films that gives it exclusive HDTV-distribution rights to 193 Miramax and Dimension films over the next three years.

As part of the deal, the satellite service gains access to 68 martial-arts pictures, including movies starring Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

Of the 28 foreign films under contract, 16 -- notably Academy Award nominees Amelie and Strawberry and Chocolate -- will make their TV premieres on Voom, which has also secured 94 domestic entries, including Woody Allen’s Celebrity and Kevin Smith’s Clerks.

Deal terms were not disclosed.

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