All eight of the previously released “Harry Potter” movies, along with the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” films, are headed to television in a blockbuster licensing deal between NBCUniversal and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
TVNewsCheck reports that the multinetwork partnership gives NBCU exclusive U.S. broadcast and cable rights to all of the movies in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise. The deal is estimated to be valued as high as $250 million, according to media reports.
“Beginning July 1, 2018, all eight Harry Potter films can be seen on NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s USA Network and Syfy in a deal that also gives rights to air the films across all NBCUniversal television networks,” TVNewsCheck reports. “The agreement includes exclusive basic cable rights to the new Fantastic Beasts films — the first of which releases early November 2016. In addition, the partnership incorporates exclusive content and events for the Universal theme parks.”
The content will reportedly include director’s cuts of the first two “Harry Potter” movies, the featurette “When Harry Left Hogwarts,” from 2011, and 3D versions of the final two films in the “Harry Potter” series.