(December 14, 2004 – New York, NY) - In its biggest feature film package acquisition deal to date, Oxygen has signed an agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution for the rights to 21 major theatrical releases, including the television premieres of “Ocean's Twelve” and “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous.” The agreement commences in February 2005 and the acquired films feature some of the most popular young actresses on screen today. The announcement was made today by Debby Beece, President of Programming for Oxygen and Eric Frankel, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. Additional titles that will air in their premiere network window on Oxygen include: “Murder by Numbers,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “Alex & Emma,” “Raising Helen,” “Catwoman,” “New York Minute,” “Cinderella Story,” “What a Girl Wants,” “Taking Lives,” “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Rumor Has It,” “A Lot Like Love” and “Must Love Dogs,” as well as four films from Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2005 and 2006 release slates. The actresses represented in this movie package are among today’s hottest stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Duff, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Miranda Richardson, Julia Roberts, Hilary Swank and Catherine Zeta-Jones. “Oxygen’s young audience has more than doubled in recent years through the scheduling of both great movies and original programming,” said Beece. “With this Warner Bros. movie package we plan to take another huge leap forward with building our audience and the Oxygen brand.” “By making this commitment to features, Oxygen is sure to reap the proven audience-building benefits of adding major movies in their premiere window to its schedule,” said Frankel. About Oxygen Media Oxygen Media is a 24-hour cable television network that puts a fresh spin on television for women. Oxygen airs a diverse array of original series including the spontaneous, unscripted, daily Oprah After the Show, the hidden camera prank show, Girls Behaving Badly, and the live call-in show, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson. Oxygen is also the home base for Ellen DeGeneres with the acquisition of her hit talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show and sitcom Ellen. Oxygen airs more original programming and delivers the youngest audience of all the women's networks. Founded in 1998, the network is independently owned and now available in more than 54 million cable households. Oxygen Media also owns and operates www.oxygen.com. About Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution A leading program supplier, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution licenses, markets and distributes top quality product to the pay TV and basic cable markets, as well as feature films to the broadcast networks. WBDCD currently supplies programming to a dozen broadcast networks, 30 pay TV, over 100 basic channels and numerous HD networks.
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