BVITV concludes deal with Australian pay TV platform Foxtel

MUMBAI: Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP), which distributes television shows of Disney, ABC has concluded a multi-year multi-genre volume agreement with Australian pay TV provider Foxtel for subscription TV rights to live action and reality series, ABC News documentaries, daytime programming and TV specials.

Foxtel channels will access shows like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, My Wife and Kids, Hope and Faith and Extreme Makeover, and renewals of comedies like Home Improvement and Scrubs.

This agreement also continues to provide Foxtel’s channels rights to 19 time Emmy award-winning talk show The View, which recently announced the addition of new co-host Rosie O’Donnell, as well as a portfolio of ABC News documentaries such as Haunted Town and Toughest Jail.

BVITV-AP senior vice president and managing director Steve Macallister said, "Commitment to our clients drives BVITV’s business and the conclusion of this agreement, which builds on an already successful decade-long relationship with Foxtel is a prime example of that commitment. BVITV programming continues to have strong international appeal and we are delighted to be providing some of the hottest programs on television, including Lost and Desperate Housewives to pay TV viewers in Australia."

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