or


[10/11/10 - 06:39 AM]
MTV Networks Acquires Significant Movie Package From NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
The 57 film package includes "Robin Hood," "Green Zone," "Wolfman," "Get Him To the Greek" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Networks Acquires Significant Movie Package From NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

Spike TV Acquires Broadcast Premiere Rights For Hit Films "Robin Hood," "Green Zone" And "Wolfman"

Comedy Central Nets Broadcast Window Rights To "Get Him To the Greek" And MTV Scores Rights To "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 -- MTV Networks has acquired the broadcast premiere rights to some of 2010's hit theatrical films from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Spike TV, the deal's primary beneficiary, attains rights to "Robin Hood" ($310 million gross worldwide), "Wolfman" ($160 million), and "Green Zone" ($94 million), which target the network's male demographic of Men 18-49. Comedy Central procures the rights to the broadcast premiere of "Get Him to the Greek" while MTV acquires "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

The deal was announced today by John Griffin, senior vice president, programming and acquisitions, MTV Networks and Frances Manfredi, executive vice president, cable and ancillary sales, NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution. Josh Vodnoy from MTV and Bruce Casino, senior vice president of cable and ancillary sales, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution brokered the deal. Overall, Spike TV and fellow MTV Networks' Comedy Central, MTV and VH1 have acquired the rights to 57 films.

"This action-packed movie package, highlighted by the premieres 'Robin Hood,' 'Wolfman,' and 'Green Zone,' all feature the intensity and drama our guy-centric audience craves," said Griffin.

"We applaud MTV Networks for recognizing the quality of this film slate which is the perfect fit for their brands," said Casino. "This significant acquisition establishes MTV Networks as a serious player in the network premiere window."

Spike TV's broadcast rights for "Wolfman," and "Green Zone" begin June 1, 2012 while the premiere window for "Robin Hood" and "MacGruber" begins September 1, 2012. The deal with NBCU also includes legendary films "Scarface," "A Bronx Tale," "Cape Fear," and the "Jaws" trilogy.

In addition, as part of the movie package, Comedy Central has a premiere window for the comedy hit, "Get Him To the Greek" on September 1, 2012 while MTV will have the broadcast premiere of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" on November 1, 2012.

About MTV Networks:

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Shockwave, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, and GameTrailers.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:

The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, formats and non-scripted programming in the pay, free, and basic cable television markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs, theatrical and TV movie packages. Current first-run strip syndicated programming from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes "Access Hollywood," "Access Hollywood Live," "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes "The Chris Matthews Show," "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" and the off-network distribution of "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights," "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk," "The Office," "The Real Housewives" franchise and much more.





  [october 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[02/07/16 - 06:53 PM]
Video: CBS Debuts Humorous "CBS All Access" Commercial During "Super Bowl 50"
The 30-second commercial was directed by famed producer/writer/director Peter Farrelly.

[02/07/16 - 06:14 PM]
Video: For the First Time Ever, A Showtime(R) Spot Is Featured in the Super Bowl
The new spot, with music by Grammy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-nominated singer-songwriter Sia, was one of the only streaming service commercials to air during the game.

[02/07/16 - 04:58 PM]
Video: CBS Announces the Final Nine Episodes for "The Good Wife"
The series finale of broadcast television's most acclaimed drama will air Sunday, May 8.

[02/07/16 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with New Hampshire Republican Debate
The Alphabet averages more than 11.6 million viewers in primetime.

[02/07/16 - 08:30 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Ties for the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 6.

[02/06/16 - 09:03 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Super Bowl's Greatest Halftime Shows" helps power said victory.

[02/06/16 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Ranks #1 on Friday with the Top Shows - "20/20" Scores Strongest Numbers Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/06/16 - 08:28 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since Nov. 6
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/05/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 5
Updates include: Kal Penn, Maggie Q among those cast in ABC's "Designated Survivor"; FOX adds two single-camera projects to its pilot roster; and CBS orders pilot for medical drama "Sensory."

[02/05/16 - 03:13 PM]
Discovery Channel Is Cable's #1 Non-Sports Network Among Men for January
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/05/16 - 03:01 PM]
Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta and "Shades of Blue" Back on the Beat for a Second Season on NBC
In L+3 results from Nielsen Media Research through its first three telecasts, "Shades of Blue" has averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers overall.

[02/05/16 - 01:19 PM]
ESPN to Televise "Monday Night Football" Game from Mexico City
The Texans-Raiders matchup will be played at famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Monday, November 21 (week 11) of the 2016 NFL season.

[02/05/16 - 12:24 PM]
Investigation Discovery's World Premiere of "20/20 on ID Presents Homicide" Reveals Never-Before-Heard Details
The interview airs as part of three original hours, premiering on Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/05/16 - 12:23 PM]
Investigation Discovery Begins 2016 as the #10 Network in Prime in Ad-Supported Cable
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/05/16 - 12:10 PM]
NBA and Turner's Cartoon Network Team Up for the Kids Channel's Annual "NBA All-Star Jam"
LeBron James makes an appearance as an animated version of himself on Cartoon Network's hit series "Teen Titans Go!"; while Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard are featured in "We Bare Bears."