Mediagruppe RTL Deutschland has secured a new output deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution.
This hands the German network group first-run, free TV rights to upcoming NBCU movies and television series.
The pair have an existing output agreement, but the new deal hands RTL new instalments of the Fast & Furious and 50 Shades of Shades of Grey franchises.
Also included are NBCU catalogue titles such as Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Monk, and from the 2018/19 season RTL will get all new NBCU-produced series.
“This existing, close and trustworthy partnership allowed NBCUniversal and Mediengruppe RTL to close a further and even expanded deal. We’re proud of a deal which perfectly reflects the current and future standards of content and its distribution through our linear and non-linear platforms.”
“This deal is the latest exciting chapter in a highly valued relationship with Mediengruppe RTL that is nearing almost four successful decades of partnership,” said Belinda Menendez, president, NBCUniversal International Distribution & Networks. “We are delighted that Mediengruppe RTL’s audiences can anticipate premieres of NBCU’s top-quality feature film slate and TV series through our multi-year renewed relationship.”