Ion Television Inks Starz Media Deal For Six Theatricals

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Ion Television announced Thursday that it has acquired the rights to six titles from Starz Media, LLC, the network's first acquisition of first-run broadcast rights to movie titles.

The agreement includes Anchor Bay Films and Overture Films' Traitor, City Island, Solitary Man, The Visitor, A Nanny for Christmas and The Open Road, owned by Starz Media. The movies will air during Ion's "Big Movie Weekend" franchise, which the network said has scored double-digit growth among adults 25 to 54 on a year-to-year basis. They will air exclusively on Ion beginning in November and continue on the schedule through 2013.

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