German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has struck an output deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros, snapping rights away from rival RTL.
ProSiebenSat.1 signed a multi-year arrangement with Warner Bros International Television Distribution, a deal that was previously struck with Bertelsmann-owned RTL.
The deal will give the broadcaster access to Warner Bros’s forthcoming slate of US television series as well as movies including the new Batman reboot and the next Superman movie.
The deal also includes library features including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and four Harry Potter films as well as local productions from Warner Bros Germany that will be shown in cinemas from 2013. The deal is reportedly worth around US$130 million (€100 million) over its course.
“I’m delighted that Warner movies and series will be running again on our stations,” said ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Thomas Ebeling.
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