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Jupiter Entertainment signs 3-year licensing deal with WB

MUMBAI: In its endeavour to show films on local television, Japan-based Jupiter Entertainment has signed a three-year licensing deal with Warner Bros. International Television, a division of Warner Entertainment Japan Inc.

The announcement was made by Jupiter Entertainment president and representative director Hiroyuki Nakatani and Warner Bros. International television VP and GM Mitsuru Oda.


Jupiter has acquired the rights of more than 80 theatrical motion picture titles to broadcast on its movie special channel Movie Plus in Japan.


Jupiter will have the rights to broadcast on its Movie Plus CS basic channel feature films



distributed by the studio as well as pictures from the Warner Bros. entertainment collection, beginning spring 2009.



"It is expected that the multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. will enhance customer satisfaction for Movie Plus in terms of its viewing households and contribute to the further growth of the multi-channel market in Japan," said Nakatani.


License issued for telecast of titles include movies like The Departed, Blood Diamond, The Bodyguard and the Steven Spielberg-presented/Richard Donner-directed Goonies, among many others.


"We are happy to announce this multi-year deal with Jupiter‘s Movie Plus channel and look forward to working closely with the Japanese company to make our movies successful with consumers in Japan," said Oda.

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