MTG, Disney long term content deal
March 1, 2017
MTG and The Walt Disney Company Nordic have agreed a deal that will give Viasat and Viasat Film subscribers in the Nordic region early access to content from Disney, including Marvel, Lucasfilm and Disney•Pixar. Additionally, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD will continue to be carried on the Viasat pay-TV platform in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The agreement includes top tier first-run theatrical Disney releases as well as worldwide box office grossing hits, such as ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Vaiana’ on Viasat Film and Viaplay in the Nordic region. Classic titles such as ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Cars’ and ‘Wall-E’ will be available through Disney Movies On Demand on Viaplay.
ABC Studios On Demand on Viaplay will also give fans access to new and returning series such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Scandal’, ‘Quantico’ and Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. Selected content will be available through Viaplay’s offline service, allowing subscribers to enjoy movies and series on the go.
Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD will continue to be carried on the Viasat pay-TV platform in the Nordic and Baltic regions, airing entertaining content for children and families such as ‘Liv and Maddie’, ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ and ‘Doc McStuffins’.
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO: “We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with Disney. With a fantastic movie slate planned for the coming years, including new animated features, live action theatricals and series within all Disney brands, extending this long term agreement means our viewers can continue to enjoy the very best films, kids’ content and series. All this while we’re making the content available as broadly as possible across platforms for any screen and any occasion.”