ProSiebenSat.1 extends content licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 03 February 2015

Promising more of Hollywood for its subscribers, ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its existing content licensing agreement with leading studio Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

ProSiebThe long-term agreement secures the German satellite firm with exclusive free TV rights to numerous Hollywood blockbusters, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, as well as US series including comedy drama Backstrom and new hit drama Empire, in European German-speaking countries. For the first time, animated films by DreamWorks are included in the contract. The rights package also covers exclusive basic pay-TV licences.

"Each production year, Twentieth Century Fox provides an exceptional mix of lavishly produced blockbusters and bold film adaptations of new material, ranging from X-Men to The Fault in Our Stars," commented ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG executive vice president group programming acquisitions, Rüdiger Böss. "We are therefore very pleased to continue our partnership. Our viewers know they will get the best that Hollywood has to offer on ProSiebenSat.1 stations - and it will stay that way in future."

Added Steve Cornish, SVP & managing director TV distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution: "We are delighted to continue our strong relationships with key broadcasters and networks around the world and are very pleased to sign a further agreement with ProSiebenSat.1. We have been extremely successful partners for many years and we look forward to our continued association."