Break signs licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures to expand feature film offerings on its “Break Movies” free streaming service
Iconic and fan-favorite films from Paramount’s library will start streaming June 30th, including
Top Gun, Total Recall and Paranormal Activity
LOS ANGELES – June 30, 2015 – DEFY Media-owned Break, the number one video humor site with over 20 million unique monthly viewers, today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures to bring select feature films from Paramount’s extensive library to Break’s free streaming service, “Break Movies.” The ad-supported service, which launched in January 2015, is currently available across Web, iOS, Android, XBOX and Roku platforms.
Break viewers will be able to access 30 popular films, with new films from the Paramount library releasing each month. Each film will be available on the service for 30 days or more, with the film selection including action favorites such as Top Gun, Total Recall, The Running Man, and Bloodsport, along with more recent theatrical releases such as the Paranormal Activity series, The Devil Inside, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home, among others.
“The immediate enthusiastic response from our audience to longer form offerings with ‘Break Movies’ further reinforces millennials’ increasing appetite for a la carte entertainment on mobile and OTT devices,” said Keith Richman, President, DEFY Media. “The addition of selected titles from Paramount Pictures’ impressive library of films is another important step for DEFY Media in building a robust content portfolio that delivers the diverse programming our consumers want on the platforms that matter most to them, and that also serves the growing demands of our brand partners to align with longer form content appealing to the tastes of this audience.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Break to enhance its impressive lineup of films,” said Dina Vangelisti, SVP, Paramount Domestic TV Licensing & Distribution. “‘Break Movies’ offers fans an opportunity to watch terrific films when and where they want to and we look forward to audiences enjoying some of the many classic and contemporary favorites from Paramount’s library.”
The deal marks a significant expansion of Break’s streaming movie platform, which first launched with partner Lionsgate to offer over 200 films from the Lionsgate library, including top films such as Winter’s Bone, Swimming with Sharks, The Descent, Devil’s Double, Margin Call, and many more. Break recently also added a library of martial arts films from Crash Media. Break Movies selections are regularly curated into categories by the Break editorial team.
Users can download the Break.com mobile app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) here and Android here. To locate the “Movies” section on the iOS app, touch the navigation bar on the top left-hand corner of the home screen and select “Movies”. Users can connect on Roku and Xbox by downloading the “Break” app on their device and selecting “Movies”.
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About DEFY Media:
DEFY Media is the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, and the largest owner of YouTube channels and leading media brands across the comedy, lifestyle and gaming verticals. Each month, DEFY-produced content generates 500 million video views and reaches 125 million viewers across our 50 million YouTube subscribers, 80 million unique web visitors and consumers of our apps, which have been downloaded over 22 million times. DEFY Media brands include Smosh, recently named by Variety as the top brand for 13-17 year olds, Break, known for its top program “Prank It Forward”, and Screen Junkies, home to the highly influential digital series “Honest Trailers”. The world’s top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. With uniquely integrated capabilities in content development, studio production, distribution and promotion, DEFY Media is built for content delivery in the digital age. Please visit us at www.DEFYMedia.com.
About Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution
Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution (PWTLD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in more than 165 countries and territories. The PWTLD division oversees worldwide sales and licensing of all content handled by Paramount across Broadcast, Cable and Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) platforms. PWTLD manages content from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, along with certain DreamWorks Animation titles.