Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) markets and distributes NBC Universal’s contemporary and classic theatrical and television product, spanning properties from the company’s Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Universal Media Studios, as well as DVD Original titles from Universal 1440 Entertainment and select third-party productions, including entertainment from Open Road Films and Mattel. The Company is also leading the way in exploring innovative technologies and in developing and adapting dynamic new initiatives for the evolving home entertainment market, including the high-definition format Blu-ray and the industry’s revolutionary digital storage service, UltraViolet.
UPHE has direct operations (OpCos) in the US, UK, Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand and Japan. The Company also has distribution partnerships in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Russia, and sells and distributes home entertainment product via licensees covering another 52 territories.
UPHE’s vast 4,000-title catalog is among the largest and most celebrated in the industry, comprising a wide variety of titles and genres. Among its most-prized properties are the film franchises:Despicable Me, The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park, The Bourne series, The Purge, American Pie, Meet the Parents, The Mummy, The Hulk, Bring It On, Curious George, The Land Before Time and the legendary monster movies.
Some of UPHE’s latest high-profile offerings include Unbroken, Dracula Untold, Lucy, Boxtrolls, Neighbors, Lone Survivor, Ride Along, Dallas Buyers Club, 2 Guns, Oblivion, Identity Thief, Les Miserables, Ted, Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, Snow White and the Huntsman, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Safehouse, The Grey and Contraband, as well as all available seasons of such acclaimed television series as Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Defiance, Bates Motel, Psych, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock.