Content Television strikes new deals for Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 12-01-2012

Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation, has secured a host of new deals with leading pay TV networks for the upcoming 17th edition of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which will see the event making its debut in a number of territories.

Broadcasting live on VH1 in the US on 12 January 2012, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been acquired by entertainment channel STAR World covering broadcast rights for South East Asia, Fox Movies in the Middle East and Canadian pay TV network, Super Channel. The two-hour event, now under licence to over eighty territories worldwide, will also air in India on Zee Café and Zee Studio and throughout Latin and Central America with MGM Networks.
These new deals add to existing rights agreements with Non Stop Television for territories throughout Europe and Movie Network in Australia. The 2012 edition marks the second year the event has been available to international broadcasters.
Nominations for the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards include the hit silent movie The Artist and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leading with 11 nominations each; breakout hit features including War Horse, The Help, The Descendants and Moneyball. Actors such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton all garnered individual nominations. Comedians Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer will host the awards.
Saralo MacGregor, executive vice president worldwide distribution at Content Television, said: “The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards continues to go from strength to strength on the international stage and we are delighted to announce this new round of sales following its debut to global audiences last year. This is a landmark event in the movie calendar, attracting worldwide attention with a stellar list of celebrity attendees, offering perfect entertainment for movie lovers everywhere.”
Joey Berlin, an executive producer of the event added: “We are thrilled to know that our awards gala is seen around the world. This year’s show is shaping up as the most star-studded ever, highlighted by special award presentations to Martin Scorsese and Sean Penn, with presenters including Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and Bob Dylan. Our attendees are superstars of the worldwide popular culture which makes this show fun for viewers everywhere.”
One of Hollywood’s premiere events, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards honour the finest in cinematic achievement, attracting a glittering array of glamorous attendees and proving a must-see occasion for movie lovers everywhere. Playing host to a wealth of world-renowned acting and creative talent, the evening sees accolades presented in 15 categories, voted for by the 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest film critics’ organisation in the United States and Canada.
The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves, Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment and Lee Rolontz for VH1.