Starting in 2007, the agreement grants the German broadcasting group exclusive free-TV rights for all of the studio's feature films and a selection of series released during the contract period.
The first title under the new agreement to air on ProSiebenSat.1 stations will be the current cinema release Blood Diamond, and other films in the package will include Ocean's Thirteen and the next two Harry Potter films, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. Overall, the deal covers around 30 feature films per year plus selected series distributed by WBITD.
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group has long-term output deals with practically every major Hollywood studio and other leading producers and distributors such as Sony Entertainment, Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Lucasfilm as well as Germany's Senator, Tobis, Kinowelt and Constantin.
The Group's deal with Constantin, for example, was extended last November for another two years for all of the Constantin Group's national and international in-house and co-productions shooting between Jan 1, 2007 and Dec 31, 2008. This agreement thus includes Leander Haussmann's adaptation of Allan and Barbara Pease's bestseller Why Men Don't Listen And Women Can't Read Maps, which is currently shooting in Berlin, and the animation film Urmel Im Wunderland which begins production in Hanover this spring.