Telecom Italia (TIM) has partnered with a Sky-led content distribution consortium to co-produce and exclusively distribute films.

The deal with Vision Distribution will allow TIM to distribute films just four months after their cinema release via its on-demand platform TIMVISION.

The first film to launch  is ‘Come un gatto in tangenziable’ by Riccardo Milani, which is available from today (16 April).

The film (pictured) is a comedy focusing on tensions between families of different socio-economic backgrounds in rural and suburban Italy. Five more films will follow during the summer, with more to come in 2019.

The partnership will also see the two companies co-producing films, as well as Vision Distribution distributing at least one title per year of TIMVISION’s content.

It announced last month that would launch its first ever shows and films as part of a new content-focused strategic plan.

Vision Distribution was founded by Sky Italy in partnership with five Italian production houses last year.

Daniela Biscarini, Head of Multimedia Entertainment & Consumer Digital Services for TIM, said: “This important agreement confirms our constant commitment to the TIMVISION offer that leads us to invest in the best-loved cinema and the best creativity of Italian production.

“It is another new project that joins our route dedicated to digital distribution and the co-production of films. Thanks to Vision Distribution, a young, innovative market operator, our customers will be able to see Italian blockbuster films in advance, just a few months after they are released in cinemas.”

Vision Distribution President Andrea Scrosati said: “Today the Italian culture industry faces a great challenge: that of innovating its business model to construct new opportunities by which to enhance the extraordinary creativity and talent our country has to offer.

“This agreement does exactly this: effectively creating a new “window” of rights that had not previously existed on the market, and showing that different companies can work together, guaranteeing incremental growth across the chain.”

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