Telemundo Media announced that it has licensed the rights to broadcast numerous films from Lionsgate . The multi-year agreement brings the box-office blockbuster, “The Hunger Games,” starring Golden Globe-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, to U.S. Spanish-language television audiences for the first time beginning in 2015. Additional films debuting as part of the licensing agreement include “The Last Stand,” “The Three Musketeers” and 16 other titles.
“Hispanic audiences are truly passionate about movies and are more likely to go to the theater than any other ethnic group,” said Maria Iregui, Vice President of Program Planning and Scheduling, Telemundo Media. “Our agreement with Lionsgate Films will bring blockbuster releases featuring their favorite stars, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, directly into their living rooms.”
“We are delighted to extend and expand our partnership with Telemundo to include numerous current and upcoming films,” said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “Telemundo is an iconic brand serving the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. entertainment audience, and we believe that these titles will resonate with their viewers for years to come.”
This deal extends an ongoing relationship between Telemundo Media and Lionsgate. In the past, Telemundo and Lionsgate have partnered to bring films such as the “Twilight” saga, “The Expendables,” “The Expendables 2” and “Red,” among others, to the network’s millions of Spanish-language viewers in the U.S. Financial terms were not disclosed.