(April 20, 2004 - Burbank, CA) - The Nine Network in Australia has renewed its multi-year free television output deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, it was announced today by David Gyngell, Deputy CEO Nine Network, and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The deal, which continues a long-standing programming distribution relationship that WBITD has enjoyed with the Nine Network, calls for the free television rights to current and upcoming television series, feature films, animation and library titles. “We are very pleased to be extending and expanding our mutually-beneficial agreement with our good friends at the Nine Network,” said Schlesinger. “Our programs, such as ‘Friends,’ ‘ER,’ ‘Without a Trace’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ have performed very well on the Nine Network and we are certain that our upcoming series and films will continue to thrive on their network.” Nine Network deputy CEO David Gyngell concurred: “Warners is the most consistently successful studio in Hollywood and that’s what Nine is all about.” Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world's largest distributors of television, licensing some 43,000 hours of programming, dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to more than 175 countries. WBITD handles distribution to all international television media, including broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, video-on-demand and digital platforms.
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