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MBC strikes output deal with Warner Bros

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has struck a wide ranging output deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros that will give it access to new series including Alcatraz and Person of Interest.

The broadcaster, which is based in Dubai and operates ten free-to-air channels across the region, struck the deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution at last month’s LA Screenings.

The four year deal will give it access to Warner Bros’ latest slate of series, which includes J.J Abrams Alcatraz and Person of Interest, comedies Two Broke Girls, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Kevin Williamson’s Secret Circle and Josh Schwartz’s Hart of Dixie.

The deal will also cover feature films including Sherlock Holmes, The Hangover 2 and Due Date.

The agreement was struck by Tim Riordan, group TV director, MBC, and Warner Bros International Television Distribution president Jeffrey Schlesinger.