Turner Broadcasting continues its surge into the area of blockbuster movie acquisition deals. The company said today it has landed network television premiere rights for The Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming releases Cinderella and The Jungle Book. They will be available to networks across Turner Broadcasting’s portfolio, including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, a little over two years after each film’s theatrical release. The tentative network premiere windows are slated to begin in mid-2017 for Cinderella and early 2018 for The Jungle Book. Both films are set to hit theatres in 2015.
Turner Broadcasting’s latest licensing agreement comes on the heels of a high-profile deal for the network television premiere windows for the next five theatrical releases from Disney subsidiary Marvel. Those pics include Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the third installment in the Captain America franchise. TNT also earlier snagged rights to Lionsgate’s Hunger Games and Divergent franchises.