Lions Gate inks Teuton pact

Tele Munchen will distribute co.'s programming throughout Europe's German-speaking market

Lions Gate Intl. TV has inked a long-term output deal with Germany’s Tele Munchen.

Tele Munchen will distribute all Lions Gate TV programming throughout the German-speaking market in Europe.

Such deals with U.S. indies typically run for three to five years and are worth between $5 million and $10 million a year.

The Teutonic broadcaster and distrib already had purchased Lions Gate’s upcoming syndie actioner “Tracker” and now will have rights to product including drama series “Mysterious Ways,” reality adventure “No Boundaries” and cult food classic “Iron Chef USA.”

Tele Munchen was a major participant in Lions Gate’s $33 million preferred equity financing in December 1999.

“We continue to execute our business plan to turn strategic investors into strategic end users,” said Kevin Beggs, head of Lions Gate’s TV series production.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety