stment and risk - with the goal of creating entertainment for both worldwide appeal and more specific audiences. Paramount supports its releases by developing marketing, promotion and release strategies for its films. Paramount expects its total film slate to include approximately 15 theatrical releases in 2017. Paramount has a library consisting of approximately 1,200 motion picture titles produced by Paramount and acquired rights to approximately 2,300 additional motion pictures and various television programs. The library includes Titanic, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, The Godfather, An Inconvenient Truth, There Will Be Blood, Wings, The Big Short, Selma and The Wolf of Wall Street. The Paramount library also includes classics, such as The Ten Commandments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sunset Boulevard; and various franchises, such as Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and Paranormal Activity. Paramount Television, Paramount’s television production division, draws on Paramount’s library of film properties and also develops original programming for television and digital platforms. Paramount Television has various programs in pre-production, production and post-production and various projects in development for various television networks and other platforms, including NBC, Netflix and Amazon. The company’s joint venture with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM Studios) and Lions Gate Films, Inc. (Lionsgate) provides a multi-platform premium entertainment service called EPIX that offers Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM Studios and certain third-party films, as well as original content, to cable, satellite, SVOD and other subscribers through a television channel and television and digital SVOD services. During 2016, EPIX developed its first two original series, including Berlin Station, which was produced by Paramount Television and premiered in October 2016. Ancillary Paramount provides production and facilities services to third parties, primarily at Paramount’s studio lot. Paramount also licenses its brands for consumer products, themed restaurants, hotels and resorts, live stage plays, film clips, and theme parks. Motion Picture Production and Distribution Paramount produces majority of the motion pictures it releases. It also acquires films from third parties, and distributes films and other content on behalf of third parties. In some cases, Paramount co-finances and/or co-distributes films with third parties, including other studios. Paramount distributes some motion pictures worldwide, and might engage a third-party distributor for certain pictures in certain territories. Paramount has agreements in place with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. to distribute physical DVD and Blu-ray discs relating to approximately 700 Paramount catalog titles for which Paramount retains all digital rights, and with Universal Studios, Inc. to provide certain back-office and distribution services for all physical DVD and Blu-ray discs released by Paramount in the U.S. and Canada. Under an agreement that runs through June 2017, Paramount also distributes CBS’ library of television and other library content on DVD and Blu-ray disc on a worldwide basis. Internationally, Paramount, through its international affiliates, generally distributes its theatrical releases through its own distribution operations, or in some territories, through United International Pictures, a company that Paramount and Universal own jointly. For international home entertainment releases, in February 2015, Paramount announced that it had entered into a five-year agreement with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) for UPHE to distribute Paramount’s physical DVD and Blu-ray discs in certain international territories. Paramount also distributes films domestically and internationally on download-to-own, transactional video-on-demand, SVOD and television platforms. Business Strategy The company’s strategic priorities are to focus on the creation of high-quality original content, which is the primary driver of multi-platform viewing and engagement, theatrical admissions and library revenues, as well as the creation of origi
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