Qatar-based pay-TV operator beIN has signed a multi-year content deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution.
The deal will enable beIN to acquire premium content from the Hollywood studio and represents one of the most comprehensive content acquisition deals for beIN. Starting this year, beIN will have access to hit series such as ‘Arrow’, ‘Gotham’ and ‘Originals’, and will acquire the exclusive second pay window rights to Warner Bros theatrical features.
From 2019, beIN will become the exclusive home of Warner Bros’ first-run programming, series and first pay window feature films. In addition to acquiring the pay TV window, beIN has acquired catch-up rights as well as access to the rich library of content from Warner Bros.
The announcement was made on Tuesday 18th by Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros Worldwide Television Distribution.
Yousef Al-Obaidly said: “beIN is constantly trying to achieve leadership position within entertainment space and this deal with Warner Bros will help us become the number one choice for movies and entertainment lovers in MENA”.
Jeffrey Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros Worldwide Television Distribution, said: “We are pleased that our feature films and television series will have a home across beIN’s channels in the Middle East and Africa, with our content making its region debut across these channels starting in 2019. We are looking forward to working with the teams at beIN to market our programming in this important region for our business.”
beIN Media Group has experienced significant expansion in the past one year with the acquisition of Hollywood studio Miramax and leading pay-TV network Digiturk in Turkey. These acquisitions have helped beIN attract the best global content to its network in MENA for its subscribers.