At what is turning out to be a busy Mipcom for the US studios, Walt Disney and Warner Bros have announced new international TV volume deals for Italy, the Middle East and Scandinavia.
The Walt Disney Company Italia and Rai Cinema signed a multi-year content agreement for Italian free TV channels operated by RAI.
The deal covers feature films such as Alice in Wonderland and The Proposal, Disney-Pixar animated features including WALL-E and Toy Story 3, and ABC Studios series including Desperate Housewives and Detroit 1-8-7. It also includes rights to animated classics Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, which will be available on free TV for the first time.
The Walt Disney Company EMEA, meanwhile, announced a multi-year output agreement with pay TV platform OSN - Orbit Showtime Network, which broadcasts a range of channels across the Middle East and North Africa.
The deal covers feature films in a variety of windows (VOD, exclusive pay TV and exclusive pay per view), ABC Studios network series including new show No Ordinary Family, and pay rights to US talk show The View and ABC News programming.
Warner Bros International Television Distribution sealed a multi-year output deal with TV4 Group, marking the first time the studio has signed an exclusive pan-regional deal in Scandinavia.
TV4 has licensed new series from the 2011-12 US network season, a slate of films including Inception, The Blind Side and upcoming releases Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts I and II) and Green Lantern, previously released features and series, and animated programming.