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BeIN Media strikes deal with WB

Middle East pay TV provider BeIN Media has signed a new long-term multi-year deal with Warner Bros Internatoinal Television Distribution to acquire Hollywood content.

The agreement will bring shows such as Arrow, Gotham and Originals to the BeIN platform. The deal will also give the pay TV outfit exclusive second pay window rights to Warner Bros movies.

BeIN hailed the agreement as a landmark deal. The operator launched its entertainment offering last year and now provides over 75 channels with movies, series, sports, kids and general entertainment content.

Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group said, “I am thrilled that we would be able to feature amazing super-hero movies and franchises on beIN Movies. Warner Bros. deal will also enable us to access amazing series like Arrow, Gotham and Originals and bring these great series to our subscribers in the region through beIN Series. beIN is constantly trying to achieve leadership position within entertainment space and this deal with Warner Bros. will help us become the number one choice for movies and entertainment lovers in MENA”.

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, said “We are pleased that our feature films and television series will have a home across beIN’s channels in the Middle East and Africa, with our content making its regio debut across these channels starting in 2019. We looking forward to working with the teams at beIN to market our programming in this important region for our business.”