Tencent nabs streaming and VOD rights to James Bond and Paramount films

If you suddenly had fifty-plus years of James Bond films dropped on your head, you might be a little shaken. (Not stirred.) Now you know how China feels: In a deal with MGM, Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings has acquired transactional video on demand and streaming rights to the entire Bond catalog, including Spectre. Meanwhile, in a separate deal with Paramount Pictures, Tencent has acquired exclusive SVOD and transactional video on demand rights to numerous Paramount titles for 12 months following release. Films include Star Trek Beyond and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

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