Business Deals: Marvel Home Vid, Apple TV

With the changeover of to the new financial year, Marvel has acquired the home video distribution rights for all its Phase One films previously at Paramount Home Entertainment.

Effective immediately, Disney will handle promotional placement of these titles – including “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”) with the home entertainment release of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” in domestic territories.

In other business news, Apple is reportedly nearing a deal with Time Warner Cable to give TWC subscribers access to channels via Apple TV.

The companies plan to announce an agreement within a few months according to insiders.

Source: Bloomberg