beIN and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution have announced a long-term multi-year deal that will enable beIN to acquire premium content from the leading Hollywood studio. The announcement was made by Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.
This deal represents one of the most comprehensive content acquisition deals for beIN. Starting this year, beIN will have access to 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 library of content from Warner Bros.
Commenting on the deal, Yousef Al-Obaidly, deputy CEO of beIN Media Group says in a statement, “I am thrilled that we would be able to feature amazing super-hero movies and franchises on beIN Movies. Warner Bros. deal will also enable us to access amazing series like Arrow, Gotham and Originals and bring these great series to our subscribers in the region through beIN Series. beIN is constantly trying to achieve a 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, adds, “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 regional 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.”