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Disney Signs License Deal With German Broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1

LONDON – Disney has signed a long-term license agreement with German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1.

The deal gives ProSiebenSat.1 access to new Hollywood blockbusters and TV series produced by Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel and ABC Studios.

For the first time, the deal includes exclusive rights for ProSiebenSat.1’s entire offering: In addition to free-TV licenses, the agreement also covers selected pay TV and subscription-video-on-demand rights for platforms such as Maxdome.

The highlights from the deal include Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action and CGI “The Jungle Book,” and the Disney Pixar “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory,” as well as future “Star Wars” movies from Lucasfilm.

Among the TV series covered by the deal are ABC Studios shows such as crime drama “Quantico,” the medical drama series “Code Black,” and the spin-off of “Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.” “Criminal Minds” was one of the highest-rated series of this year on ProSiebenSat.1’s SAT.1.

The agreement also gives ProSiebenSat.1 access to the Disney library with movies such as “Frozen” and Disney Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”

ProSiebenSat.1 has long-term agreements with nearly all the Hollywood studios, as well as leading independent distributors. Its partners include Warner Brothers, NBCUniversal, CBS, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Studiocanal and Constantin Film.

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