Span’s laSexta to acquire TV rights to Warner Bros’ first run theatrical features
Spanish broadcaster laSexta has signed a three year deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution (WBITD) which will give the broadcaster exclusive free to air TV rights to Warner Bros’ first-run theatrical motion pictures and previously released features as well as the studio’s new season of television programmes.
Through the deal, laSexta will acquire the rights to Clint Eastwood’s Invictus and Gran Torino and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, as well as gaining access to Warner Bros library films such as Harry Potter and The Dark Knight, and made for DVD titles.
It is the latest agreement between the two companies, who formed a relationship in 2006 when laSexta began broadcasting WBITD show The Sopranos.
Jose Miguel Contreras, CEO of laSexta said, “This deal with Warner Bros. is a jump ahead in the network’s strategy, as laSexta is committed to keep growing while offering its viewers leading entertainment content. From now on, laSexta’s programming schedule will include an extraordinary collection of leading productions that will be highly appealing for Spanish audiences.”
Jeffrey R Schlesinger, president of WBIT said, “We believe this network is a great fit for both our current and upcoming series, and are happy to expand our relationship to include the company’s feature films. We look forward to continuing with laSexta to deliver the best U.S. TV series and movies to Spanish audiences for years to come.”