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Pana TV Acquires Right To Stream Half Of A Yellow Sun

Channels Television  
Updated July 3, 2014

Half-of-a-yellow-sunThe African online television service, PANATV has signed an exclusive deal with SODA Pictures, to acquire the rights to be the first online television service to stream exclusively on its platform in the UK and US, one of the most acclaimed films from Africa this year, Half of a Yellow Sun.

In a deal concluded with Monterey Media, PanaTV has secured non-exclusive rights to stream Half of a Yellow Sun in the US along with a limited shared exclusive pre-window. The movie will be available for VOD in the US from June 29 and in the UK from August 2014.

The Head of Content at PanaTV, Mandy Roger, says “This demonstrates that we seek out high quality films for our viewers; expect to see more of such quality films and content on PanaTV this year.”

“We are delighted that Half of a Yellow Sun will be streaming on PanaTV, and believe it is a great home for the film to connect with audiences,” says Head of Home Entertainment at Soda Pictures, Louise Rae.

A sweeping romantic drama, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN takes the sisters and their lovers on a journey through the war which is powerful, intensely emotional and, as the response of readers around the world has shown, a story which can touch everyone’s heart.

The 2013 Nigerian drama film written and produced by the prolific Nigerian playwright, novelist and screenwriter, Biyi Bandele, and adapted from the international best-selling Orange Prize-winning novel written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, stars Academy Award nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave), BAFTA award winner, Thandie Newton (Crash), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog), John Boyega, Onyeka Onwenu, Joseph Mawle, Genevieve Nnaji and O.C. Ukeje.

The London premiere interviews and trailer are now available to view on www.panatv.com