Modern Times Group’s Viasat Broadcasting has signed a number of movie studio deals with 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Nordisk and SF Film.
The first deal is an extension of a multi-year license agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for premium and library movie rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Under the agreement, Viasat Broadcasting will have what is commonly known as the “2nd Pay Television Window” of Twentieth Century Fox film content. The agreement also includes many of Fox’s library films and provides for catch-up rights to linear broadcasts on the Viasat Film thematic premium pay-TV channels in the Nordic region.
Viasat Broadcasting has also renewed two separate licensing agreements with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution for free-TV and pay-TV rights.
The first licensing agreement with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution is for the exclusive free-TV rights in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to a broad range of current and library feature films, as well as scripted and unscripted television series.
Viasat has entered the deal in partnership with the public service TV broadcasters in each of the countries, with SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and DR in Denmark also participating in the deal.
The second licensing agreement with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution is for the exclusive pay-TV and S-VOD rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland for current and library feature films.
The broadcaster has also extended a multi-year licence agreement with Nordisk Film for exclusive first-run and library title movies on pay-TV for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
For free-TV, MTG has also acquired exclusive rights for first-run and library title movies in Sweden and library titles in Denmark.
The first-run and library feature movies will be shown on the premium pay-TV Viasat Film channels. In Sweden the exclusive free-TV rights are for both first-run and library titles, while in Denmark the free-TV rights are for library titles. The movies broadcast on free-TV will be shown on Viasat’s free-TV channels in the two countries.
Viasat Broadcasting has prolonged a multi-year licensing agreement for the exclusive pay-TV rights from AB Svensk Filmindustri (SF Film) in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland to show SF Film produced and co-produced Nordic feature films. Included in the deal are the exclusive online and mobile rights. The agreement covers local first-run feature titles and library feature films.