(September 29, 2003 – Tel Aviv and Los Angeles) - Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, one of the world’s leading distributors of television product, has just closed a significant volume Pay television programming deal with Jasmine TV in Israel. The announcement was made today by Yossi Uzrad, President, Jasmine TV and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). Under this new agreement Jasmine TV acquired the pay television rights to a number of blockbuster films including, “Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets,” “Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone,” “Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring,” “Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers,” “Training Day,” “Rush Hour 2,” “Swordfish,” “Analyze That,” “About Schmidt,” “Austin Powers: Goldmember,” “Scooby Doo” amongst many, many others. “It is great to be in the Pay TV business with Jasmine TV,” said Mickie Steinmann, who as Sales Director, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, negotiated the deal on behalf of WBITD. “We are certain that our product will thrive on their network and we look forward to a long relationship with them.” President of Jasmine TV, Mr. Yossi Uzrad commented “This deal greatly improves the digital cable Cinema Channels and will enforce that the Cinema Channels are the best channels on Israeli television.” “This deal recognizes and enhances the international professionalism and credibility Jasmine TV has demonstrated in the field of foreign product acquisitions as well as reinforcing Jasmine TV as the leading channel provider in the country.” Uzrad continued “This agreement is a great success, in no small part due to the excellent, solid and ongoing relationship between Warner Bros. International Television and Jasmine TV. Notes to Editors: Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world’s leading distributors of programming, licensing more than 40,000 hours of television programming and movies dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages to broadcasters in more than 175 countries. Jasmine TV is the sole provider of the four pay movie channels CINEMA 1, CINEMA 2, CINEMA 3 and CINEMA PRIME which are carried by all three cable operators, making them the primary movie channels in Israel. Jasmine’s Cinema channels operate 24 hours a day and offer viewers a variety of current blockbusters and leading titles from major studios as well as many independent companies from around the world. Founded in 2000, Jasmine TV is privately owned and run by Yossi Uzrad, formerly Director General of Israel Cable Programming (ICP) and Director of Programming at European cable operator UPC.
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