Warner BrosInternational Television Distribution (WBITD) has signed a multi-year deal withNorway's TVN, granting the broadcaster free television rights in Norway to aslate of current and library feature films and television series.

The deal meansTVN viewers will eventually get access to such titles as Ocean's Twelve, Troy and The Last Samurai, as well as library features like the DirtyHarry and PoliceAcademy series.

TVN has alsopicked up subsequent seasons of the successful series Gilmore Girls, ColdCase, Smallville, andthe US and UK versions of the hit reality series The Bachelor.

"We thought it was extremely important for TVN to continueour long lasting relationship with Warner Bros," Nina Lorgen Flemmen, head ofacquisitions at TVNORGE, said in a statement.

"They produceshows that have been a proven success for us year after year, so why change awinning team'"

"Our movies andseries have thrived on TVN throughout the years and we are certain that theywill continue to," WBITD president Jeffrey R Schlesinger, who negotiated thedeal with Flemmen, added.