UK broadcaster ITV hassigned an exclusive licensing agreement with Warner Bros. InternationalTelevision Distribution (WBITD) for free television rights to new and libraryfeature films.
Under the terms of the deal,ITV will have access to feature films from Warner Bros' 2003, 2004 and 2005theatrical slates including titles such as Harry Potter and the Chamber ofSecrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Matrix Reloaded, TheMatrix Revolutions, Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, TheLast Samurai, Troy, Ocean's 11 and the upcoming Ocean's 12, ThePolar Express and Alexander.
Also included in the deal isan extensive list of titles from WBITD's feature film library includingUnforgiven, The Fugitive, The Matrix, Maverick, Lethal Weapon and Wild,Wild West to name a few.
The films will be broadcaston ITV1, ITV2 and the soon-to-launch ITV3.
The deal was announced byNigel Pickard, ITV's Director of Programmes and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger,President, Warner Bros. International Television.