Showtime Networks to Get Exclusive Cable Rights to DreamWorks Films Thru 2015
Disney-ABC Domestic Television, a division of The Walt Disney Company, and Showtime Networks Inc. have entered into an exclusive output agreement under which up to 35 of DreamWorks Studios’ films, to be theatrically released between 2010 and 2015, will air on the network. The announcement was made today by Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. and Janice Marinelli, President, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
“We are very pleased to be in business with The Walt Disney Company in bringing us theatrical films from DreamWorks,” said Blank. “We expect a great supply of high-profile commercially successful films from Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider and their wonderful team. Combined with our current supply of theatrical titles, our subscribers will enjoy a diverse slate of films for years to come.”
“It’s great to be back in business with Showtime,” said Marinelli. ”DreamWorks pictures bring a high level of quality and entertainment to the network’s already impressive programming line-up,” she added.
“All of us at DreamWorks Studios are excited by this new partnership with Showtime, and we look forward to delivering them quality films for years to come,” said Jeff Small, President and COO of DreamWorks Studios. “We appreciate the tremendous efforts of Janice and the Disney team in putting us together with one of cable’s premier channels.”