Curated streaming service MUBI has acquired 100 library titles from Sony Pictures Television for its India platform, which it launched in November 2019.
Titles covered by the deal include Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (pictured), Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove, Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me, Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver, Tim Burton’s Big Fish, Sidney Lumet’s The Anderson Tapes and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
In addition to acquiring films directly from independent filmmakers and studios, MUBI has signed deals with other distribution partners in India for its launch, including digital aggregator FilmKaravan, PVR Pictures, Shemaroo, Ultra and India’s National Film Development Corp (NFDC).
MUBI adds a new title to its platform every day and carries 30 titles at any one time. In India the service costs $2.70 (Rs199) for the first three months, then $6.70 (Rs499) a month or $64 (Rs4,788) for one year.