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Paramount Pictures signs deal with China’s BesTV

Paramount Pictures has signed a copyright deal with BesTV New Media, a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group, offering Paramount movies to the Chinese audience.

According to Xinhua news agency, BesTV will broadcast Paramount films via its Internet TV and IPTV Premiere services.

The first batch of films to be shown by BesTV are Paramount series – Mission Impossible, Transformers and Star Trek. Films including Forrest Gump and Ghost will follow.

BesTV has previously signed cooperation deals with other film producers such as Disney and Warner Bros.