Qatar-based media network beIN Media Group, part of Al Jazeera, has signed an agreement with Warner Bros. The agreement which will go into effect in 2019, will see movies and TV series from the international television studio’s aired through beIN’s pay-TV platform across the Middle East and North Africa.
Qatar-based beIN Media Group has acquired film and television company MIRAMAX. MIRAMAX will continue to invest in and co-distribute feature films, with upcoming productions including Bridget Jones’s Baby, Southside With You and television show From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series, which is now in its third season.
“We are extremely excited to have achieved this key milestone within our strategy,” says Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, beIN Media Group “MIRAMAX is a successful film and television company, providing a strong and recognisable brand, a unique library and industry expertise that complement beIN Media Group’s plans to grow across the entertainment industry and develop new content production. As part of beIN Media Group, we will support MIRAMAX in continuing to build this exciting platform. We very much look forward to working with the MIRAMAX team.”
Steve Schoch, CEO, MIRAMAX, adds “This is an exciting time in the evolution of our company and we are thrilled to be a part of beIN Media Group. MIRAMAX’s growing 2016 slate is a testament to the incredible work of the team thus far to build on the proud MIRAMAX legacy. In concert with beIN leadership, we look forward to further expanding our film and television output, broadening our distribution capabilities and fortifying our position as the premiere independent studio brand.”