Prior to the debut of the new feature film The Rolling Stones Ole Ole Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) tonight, Bell's CraveTV streaming service has confirmed that it has acquired exclusive first-window rights to stream it in Canada.
The film follows the iconic band ‘s early 2016 tour through 10 Latin America cities, including their historic stop in Havana. The deal was brokered this week during TIFF, between CraveTV's Mike Cosentino and Eagle Rock Entertainment's Thomas Howe.
Directed by Grammy-nominated Paul Dugdale, who also handled Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Coldplay: Ghost Stories, and Ed Sheeran: Live at Wemblay Stadium, the feature-length film chronicles the tour, the band's personal experiences, 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. It will launch through the service in January 2017, again, in an exclusive post-theatrical window.
The film will anchor CraveTV's music collection, which includes documentary and performance specials from a number of artists across various genres, including Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, and more.
CraveTV parent Bell Media confirmed that following their exclusive first-windows on CraveTV, the specials will premiere across premium Pay service The Movie Network, and Specialty services Bravo! and MUCH, before getting a broadcast premiere in Canada on CTV.
"Bringing exclusive premium content to our subscribers is our number-one goal," says Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice President, CTV and Specialty, 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."
The Rolling Stones Ole Ole Ole!: A Trip Across Latin America, marks the first time the band has visited Latin America in 10 years. They hold performances in Uruguay, Peru and Columbia and the city of Porto Alegre, as well as Cuba, for the very first time. Classic hits are performed like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "It's Only Rock ‘n Roll," "Wild Horses," "Honkey Tonk Women," "Sympathy For The Devil," "Paint It Black," and "Miss You."
The film is the fifth title about The Rolling Stones to stream on CraveTV. Others include The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live From Texas '78, The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane, and The Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile.