ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 8th June 1998, free for publication MTV3 CHANNEL SIGNS THREE MAJOR PROGRAMME AGREEMENTS MTV3 Channel has concluded three major programme purchasing contracts which will secure the high standard of foreign films and programme series to be shown on the channel in the years to come. Twentieth Century Fox International has awarded MTV Oy’s MTV3 Channel the exclusive right to show Twentieth Century Fox’s films and television series in Finland. The contract covers all the films produced by the company between 1997 - 1999, including the megahit Titanic and the X-Files film due to be premiered next week, as well as its television series until the end of the 2000 - 2001 season. "Fox and MTV3 have been doing business for more than 30 years. This agreement ensures that Fox’s films and television series are broadcast on Finland’s leading TV channel," stated Marion Edwards, Executive Vice President of Fox International Television. The agreement is immensely important for MTV3 Channel, according to Programme Director Tauno Äijälä, because in addition to new films it also ensures that many series which have become brand programmes will continue to be shown on MTV3 Channel. The agreement covers series including X-Files, Millennium, The Simpsons, Chicago Doctors and N.Y.P.D. Blue. MTV Oy has made a further two major volume agreements. A contract with BRITE (British Independent Television Enterprises), in force until the end of September 2000, will ensure that high-quality British drama receives prominent visibility on the channel. Also an agreement with Southern Star in Australia gives MTV3 Channel a solid link with the interesting and rapidly growing Australian television industry. The Southern Star agreement remains in force until the end of 2000. ALMA MEDIA CORPORATION Ahti Martikainen Vice President, Corporate Communications Further information: Mr Tauno Äijälä, Programme Director, MTV3, tel. +358-(0)9-1500 234. Distribution: Principal media CC: Helsinki Stock Exchange
  • Date: 8.6.1998, 08:00
  • News type: Press release

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