April 24, 2014

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Disney Media and Academy extend Oscar® telecast agreement

HollywoodNews.com: Disney Media Distribution and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have extended their agreement for DMD to distribute the annual Academy Awards® telecast internationally through 2020, Tom Sherak, Academy president and Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. The previous agreement had been set to expire in 2014.
“Disney Media Distribution has been successful in securing distribution around the world for the Academy Awards and we’re thrilled to extend this partnership,” said Sherak. “The Oscars are an international event beloved by a global audience. It’s a testament to the magic of Hollywood.”
“We are excited to be able to extend our agreement to deliver the world’s biggest celebration of entertainment to audiences around the globe,” said Sweeney. “We look forward to building on the foundation of our relationship with the Academy, and working together to reach new audiences on new platforms in the years ahead.”
This past February, a worldwide audience of hundreds of millions experienced the Academy Awards in more than 225 international territories via a variety of both traditional broadcast outlets and new emerging video-on-demand and online streaming platforms.
In 2011, the Academy and the ABC Television Network signed a domestic rights agreement which also extended their contract through 2020.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
DISNEY MEDIA DISTRIBUTION / DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP
Disney Media Distribution (DMD) is responsible for the international distribution of The Walt Disney Company’s branded and non-branded content to all platforms, encompassing television, [...]

“Alice in Wonderland” gets first broadcast spot from ABC

ABC has picked up the first broadcast rights to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” set to hit tv’s beginning in 2012. The film just finished a record-setting $210 worldwide three-day opening and it is certainly the talk of the town. According to FullMediaWorld.com, ABC Cable Network’s Grou’s executive vice president of program acquisitions & scheduling said, “Alice’s” “captivating sense of fun and imaginative spirit” make it “a perfect fit our Millennial viewers.”
To read more go to FullMediaWorld.com.