The Rolling Stones’ Film Goes To CraveTV In First-Window TIFF Deal
CraveTV today announced it has exclusively acquired the new feature film The Rolling Stones OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ!: A Trip Across Latin America, which follows The Rolling Stones’ early 2016 tour through 10 Latin American cities, including their historic stop in Havana. The deal was brokered this week in Toronto during TIFF, between CraveTV’s Mike Cosentino and Eagle Rock Entertainment’s Thomas Howe.
The feature-length timely film, directed by Grammy nominated Paul Dugdale (Adele Live at The Royal Albert Hall, Coldplay: Ghost Stories, Ed Sheeran: Live At Wembley Stadium) provides intimate insight into the world of The Rolling Stones. A road movie that celebrates the revolutionary power of rock-and-roll, exhilarating and vivid, the film chronicles the tour, local culture, and unique bond that exists between the Latin American people and The Rolling Stones. As part of the deal, CraveTV also acquired the Stones’ companion concert film, The Rolling Stones Havana Moon, a concert special from the Havana show, also directed by Dugdale.
Today’s announcement also confirmed that following its world premiere at TIFF, CraveTV will be the exclusive first-window home in Canada for The Rolling Stones OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ!: A Trip Across Latin America, launching Friday, October 14th and anchoring the service’s popular Music Collection, which features a broad array of documentary and performance specials featuring artists and their music across all genres. The Rolling Stones Havana Moon will launch in January 2017, again in an exclusive post-theatrical window.
“Bringing The Rolling Stones to Bell Media’s networks fits perfectly with our aim of delivering exclusive, must-watch music-themed programming to Canadians across multiple platforms,” said Randy Lennox, President of Broadcasting and Content at Bell Media, in a press release. “We are excited to welcome Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie to Bell Media and Canada.”
“Bringing exclusive premium content to our subscribers is our number-one goal,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of CTV and Specialty at Bell Media. “The Rolling Stones are the world’s greatest rock-and-roll band and we are thrilled for this deal and to make CraveTV and our Music Collection the exclusive home for these historic films.”
“Exclusive specials from iconic artists are a huge part of what makes CraveTV an unmatched value proposition in Canada, and they don’t get any more iconic than The Rolling Stones,” said Tracey Pearce, President of Distribution and Pay at Bell Media.