U.K. broadcaster accesses film library

LONDON — The U.K.’s biggest private terrestrial web, ITV, has acquired a hefty movie package from NBC Universal comprising current and library fare.

The web’s acquisitions head Zai Bennett described the agreement as “a landmark deal” that gives ITV free-to-air rights to “hundreds” of feature films.

“Mamma Mia,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “The Boat That Rocked,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Evan Almighty,” “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum” are among the movies covered by the arrangement.

Deal also includes U.S. cop shows “Monk” and “Ironside.”

The content will air across ITV’s domestic webs, ITV1, 2, 3 and 4.

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