BVITV inks pic deal

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Buena Vista Intl. Television inked a multigenre, multiyear licensing deal with pan-Scandinavian broadcaster TV3 Wednesday for live-action TV series and features, including “Pretty Woman,” “Die Hard With a Vengeance” and “While You Were Sleeping.”

Viewers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark will be able to see comedy series “According to Jim,” starring Jim Belushi. Web also picked up hit comedy “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” starring the late John Ritter.

TV3 picked up animated series including “Dennis the Menace” and “Gulliver’s Travels” from the Fox Kids Europe portfolio, which BVITV distributes. Companies did not disclose value of deal.

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