Published: 08.12 Europe/London, May 26, 2011
MTG’s Viasat Broadcasting has signed an exclusive four-year pan Scandinavian agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
In the first deal of its kind in Scandinavia, Viasat has secured the broadcast rights to a range of blockbuster movies and hit TV series that will run on Viasat’s free-to-air channels in the region as well as the online and mobile rights to the Hollywood Studio’s content for the Viaplay multi-screen online video streaming service. The four-year deal starts from 2012.
Included in the package are the first run rights to recently released blockbuster Fox feature films including Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Black Swan, Never Let Me Go, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Gulliver’s Travels and X-Men: First Class.
Viasat has also acquired all first run rights to Fox US network television TV series produced from the beginning of 2012.
Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO of MTG described a ground-breaking deal. “Fox has a fantastic track record of creating massively popular movies and TV series. This agreement not only further strengthens our linear programming schedule, but also enhances our ever-increasing offering of online streamed content.”
The shows will run on linear channels TV3, TV3 HD, TV6, TV8, TV3+, TV3+ HD, Viasat4, TV3 Puls and TV10 as well as pay VOD services.