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[08/17/09 - 07:57 AM]
Ion Television Inks Deal with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution for Major Theatrical Film Package
The pact includes such features as "The Break Up," "Miami Vice" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."

[via press release from ION Media Networks]

ION Television Inks Deal with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution for Major Theatrical Film Package

A-List Titles Include "The Break Up," "Miami Vice" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

Additional Deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution Expands Library with Over 30 Additional Titles

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Television has acquired over 40 new A-list feature film titles through multiple theatrical film deals with NBC Universal Domestic Distribution (NBCU) and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD), it was announced today by Leslie Chesloff, Executive Vice President, Programming, ION Media Networks. The newly acquired titles will begin airing later this month and will continue to roll out on ION Television�s schedule throughout the fall and into 2010.

"As ION Television continues to build its schedule, these first-rate theatrical features are the perfect complement to our growing line-up of original and acquired series," said Chesloff. "These proven hits have outstanding appeal and will be particularly popular with our core 25-54 demographic."

The package from NBCU includes over one dozen hit movies including "The Break Up," starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn; "Miami Vice," starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Other titles in the package include the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Inside Man" and "The Hitcher."

The network has also expanded on its existing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, bringing its current library to over 100 high profile Warner Bros. films in the ION library. The 30-plus additional films in the new package include the Academy Award�-winning documentary "March of the Penguins," the award-winning "Troy," starring Brad Pitt, and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," also starring Brad Pitt, Oscar� nominee Casey Affleck and Mary-Louise Parker. Additional titles include "The Matrix Revolutions," "The Matrix Reloaded," "GoodFellas," "Ladder 49," "City by the Sea" and "Taking Lives."

About ION Television

ION Television (www.iontelevision.com) is a general entertainment network which reaches over 96 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. Launched in 2006, ION Television features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of RHI Entertainment, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros. Parent company, ION Media Networks, Inc., owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group. Using its digital multicasting capability, ION Media Networks has launched the digital TV brands qubo, a channel for children focusing on literacy and values, and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active living and personal growth. It also has launched Open Mobile Ventures Corporation (OMVION), a business unit focused on the research and development of portable, mobile and out-of-home transmission technology using over-the-air digital television spectrum. For more information, visit www.ionmedia.com.





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