MBC secures Paramount Pictures distro deal

MBC snares FTA feature film agreement with Paramount Pictures.
The deal provides MBC with exclusive rights to films including Iron Man.
The deal provides MBC with exclusive rights to films including Iron Man.

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Middle East free-to-air (FTA) network MBC has inked a new first-run feature film distro deal with Paramount Pictures.

As part of the deal MBC will have exclusive rights to broadcast some of the studio's theatrical hits including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which has recorded over $829 million in worldwide box office takings; and Star Trek, which has generated over $385 million.

In addition, the broadcaster has obtained the rights to Paramount's recent worldwide hit, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which is still in theatrical release throughout the world and has achieved over $269 million at the box office to date.

"We're delighted to tie up this deal with Paramount to show some of the biggest box office hits of the year for the first time on free TV", said Tim Riordan, MBC Group TV Director.

Other blockbuster titles included in the deal comprise Marvel's Iron Man and DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
 

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