(July 7, 2011 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) and TVNZ, New Zealand's leading television and digital media company, have signed a multi-year output deal giving the commercial broadcaster the free television rights to a huge slate of feature films, scripted and unscripted television series, animation, mini-series, television movies and more. The deal was announced today by Jeff Latch, Head of TV ONE and TV2 at TVNZ, and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television. The new pact will continue to provide TVNZ with the free television rights to hit TV series (including "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men," "The Mentalist," "The Middle," "Mike & Molly," "The Vampire Diaries," "Nikita," plus upcoming new series "Person of Interest," "2 Broke Girls," and "Secret Circle") and blockbuster theatrical motion pictures (such as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts I & II,” “The Hangover,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and more) from the Studio, keeping WBITD content on TVNZ for several more years. "TVNZ has been our long-time broadcast partner in New Zealand and we are glad they will continue to be," said Schlesinger. "This deal enables them to have access to successful, high-quality programming for many years to come while giving us a strong platform on which our programming can thrive." Jeff Latch, Head of TV ONE and TV2, agrees that Warner Bros has long been a key strategic partner for TVNZ. "This announcement reinforces the strong relationship TVNZ and Warner Bros have long established. TVNZ is proud to continue to offer our viewers the chance to see Warner Bros' stellar portfolio of award-winning comedies, popular dramas and blockbuster movies across our entire network and online," says Latch. About Warner Bros. International Television Distribution: Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world's largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-¬per-¬view, video-on-¬demand, digital platforms, etc.). It licenses some 50,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,000 features and 70+ current series), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries. For more information, please log on to www.wbitv.com.