TVN inks exclusive Disney deal



| 05 October 2015

Polish pay-TV leader TVN has signed an exclusive deal with Disney Media Distribution CEE to tap the studio's content for catch-up and video-on-demand (VOD).

The pay-TV deal includes first-run and library titles including box office hits such as Disney Pixar's Inside Out, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Walt Disney Studios' Cinderella, and the sure to be huge hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Lucasfilm. The agreement will also allow TVN viewers to enjoy new ABC Studios series such as Wicked City and the thriller The Catch, which Polish audiences will be able to watch straight after US premiere.

Commenting on the deal, Piotr Korycki, the TVN management board member who brokered the arrangement, said: "The structure of this agreement goes beyond a standard linear deal, which fits perfectly TVN's strategy. We are looking forward to setting the bar for TV and digital players even higher than before and this relationship gives TVN a big advantage in both fields."

Added Rory Buckley, GM, Disney Media Distribution, CEE: "We are delighted to have closed this important deal, which further enhances Disney's relationship with TVN. The agreement will enable Polish viewers to enjoy our powerful slate which features our much loved characters and gripping storylines, bringing many hours of enjoyment to TVN's audience."