Warner Bros International Television Distribution (WBITD) andOrbit Communications have signed a multi-year output deal giving Orbit the exclusivepay television rights for Warner product in the Middle East and North Africa.

The deal includes such titles as Batman Begins, Harry PotterAnd The Goblet Of Fireand Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, as well as a raft of television titles such as HBO's Rome.

WBITD's vice president ofsales Mickie Steinnman negotiated the deal with Orbit's senior vice presidentof programming Khulud Abu-Homos and vice president of programming StephenRiome.

'We've enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationshipwith Orbit,' WBITD president Jeffrey R Schlesinger said at the NATPEconvention Las Vegas.

'We'repleased that they'll continue to bring our world-class programming to audiencesthroughout the Middle East and North Africa.'