ION Television has acquired over 40 new A-list feature film titles through multiple theatrical film deals with NBC Universal Domestic Distribution and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The newly acquired titles will begin airing later this month and will continue to roll out on ION’s schedule throughout the fall and into 2010.
The package from NBCU includes over one dozen hit movies including “The Break Up,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn; “Miami Vice,” starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Other titles in the package include the “Back to the Future” trilogy, “Inside Man” and “The Hitcher.”
The network has also expanded on its existing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, bringing its current library to over 100 high profile Warner Bros. films in the ION library. The 30-plus additional films in the new package include the Academy Award -winning documentary “March of the Penguins,” the award-winning “Troy,” starring Brad Pitt, and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” also starring Brad Pitt, Oscar nominee Casey Affleck and Mary-Louise Parker. Additional titles include “The Matrix Revolutions,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “GoodFellas,” “Ladder 49,” “City by the Sea” and “Taking Lives.”