The Disney-ABC Domestic Television group renewed its deal with Starz Entertainment that will continue to put Walt Disney Studios movies on the network through 2015. The original contract was set to expire in 2012, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Films included in the Starz deal include "The Princess and the Frog," "The Proposal," and future movies from recently acquired Marvel Entertainment.
Also struck today was a deal between Showtime and DreamWorks. Disney, which distributes Dreamwork’s movies, handled the Showtime deal.
Showtime will be able to air DreamWorks Studio pictures released between this year and 2015. Showtime was looking for content as former theatrical content provider Paramount Pictures has teamed with MGM and Lions Gate on new pay channel Epix.
DreamWorks Animation, which is under a separate company, continues to air exclusively on HBO, the Times said.