FX signs for Universal Picture’s 2008 movies


NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution and News Corporation’s FX Network announced a ground-breaking deal for FX to have the first network television window rights for most of the films from Universal Pictures’ 2008 slate.

The deal includes such titles as “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “Wanted,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Death Race,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Express” and “Changeling.” In addition to films from Universal Pictures, the deal also includes titles from Universal’s specialty labels, Rogue Pictures and Focus Features. FX has secured the US basic cable rights to the film package. The deal grants FX the premiere exhibition of the films after the pay window.