BVITV & WOWOW ink new distribution agreements

MUMBAI: Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) Japan has closed new multiple-year agreements with fee-based broadcasting station WOWOW Inc., for provision of visual entertainment primarily consisting of movies, TV series and animated features.

Content from The Walt Disney Company will be delivered to WOWOW audiences, as the agreements include the broadcast rights to entertainment including, the Annual Academy Awards. In addition, annual programming events like Japan's Disney Special and the I Love Disney animated series, are also planned under the new agreement, informs an official release.

Closure of these multi-year contracts imply that hit releases such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Chicken Little, National Treasure, The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and the award-winning television series Grey's Anatomy will be available to view in high definition on WOWOW.

BVITV Japan MD Paul Candland said, "Via this multiple-year contract with WOWOW, a company that holds an extremely important position in the Japanese domestic media industry, I am very happy for the opportunity to further strengthen this strong partnership, and that a variety of BVITV programs will be broadcast in high definition through WOWOW to viewers nationwide over a long period."

WOWOW Inc. president Toshio Hirose said, "Thin type high definition TV is on the verge of widespread use. In this environment, the strength of WOWOW is definitely high definition and 5.1ch surround stereo, which means broadcast of high quality images and sound, and we deliver a wide variety of programs, from movies to music to stage performances, original dramas, and animation. Through the multiple-year contract with BVITV and through the digital broadcasting market that is rapidly expanding, we are able to have a great new variety of programs."

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