The Walt Disney Company Spain & Portugal has signed a multi-year free TV feature output deal with Antena 3.
The Spanish commercial broadcaster will become the exclusive free TV home of first-run Disney features in Spain, starting in early 2011.
The deal will include films such as Up, Tiana El Sapo, Toy Story 3, Bolt, TRON: Legacy, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Alice in Wonderland.
The pact, which was announced at MIPCOM, also covers TV series including Scrubs and Private Practice.
Simon Amselem, Country Manager, The Walt Disney Company Spain & Portugal said: “Today’s announcement builds on what is already an extremely successful relationship with Antena 3. Together, in the last 3 years we have delivered a diverse and engaging array of programming to the Spanish audience. We are delighted to have concluded this new agreement with Antena 3 to keep entertaining viewers with outstanding first-run features and original programming over the coming years.”
Also, Disney Media Distribution has extended its deal with Fox International Channels for Asian channels STAR Movies and Fox Family Movies. This extends their 10-year relationship. STAR Movies and Fox Family Movies will bring all feature films from The Walt Disney Studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar, DreamWorks and Marvel to their subscribers across 13 markets across Asia.
This pact covers films including Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Prince of Persia, The Princess and the Frog, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice , plus library titles like Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean movies and National Treasure.
“We are proud to announce that Star Movies and Fox Family Movies will be the home of some of the world’s best known and most loved movies from Disney in Asia. We look to build on the success of our decade-long strategic partnership with Fox International Channels by making our content available not only via their two premium linear movie channels but also over digital media platforms to reach more audiences in markets across Asia,” said Rob Gilby, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Media Distribution Asia Pacific