ABC Family Acquires Network TV Rights to Final ‘Harry Potter' Films


ABC Family has acquired the final two films in the "Harry Potter" franchise, including "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

ABC Family's deal with Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution, terms of which were not disclosed, gives the network the first window for basic cable for all eight Potter films to date. The final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, is scheduled to debut in theaters on July 15, 2011.

Deathly Hallows, Part 1 will premiere on ABC Family in spring 2013, while the final entry is slated to will make its basic cable bow on the service in the winter of that year, according to network officials.

The penultimate Potter installment took in over $125 million at the box office during its opening weekend.

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