ION inks deal with Warner Bros


Reinforcing a commitment to build its primetime schedule with high-profile, event-driven programming, ION Television has acquired a major new feature film package from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution which includes exclusive windows for multiple Oscar winner “The Departed” and acclaimed hit “Ocean’s Thirteen.” The announcement was made by Leslie Chesloff, EVP/Programming, ION Media Networks. The movies will air immediately beginning this month, with broadcast runs as far out as 2010.

This announcement underscores ION Television’s continued positioning as a network destination for A-list feature films. This movie package expands upon ION’s current roster of hit films from WBDTD, which will now boast nearly 70 titles. In addition to “The Departed” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” the new WBDTD film package features a dozen hit movies, including “Heat,”; “The Matrix Reloaded,”; “The Perfect Storm,”; “Passenger 57,” among others.