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USA Nets Network Rights To 30 Universal Films

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USA Network has scored the network window rights to more than 30 theatricals from Universal Pictures.

The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, includes such as Bridesmaids, Fast Five, Little Fockers and The Adjustment Bureau, which will come to the "characters" network's air in 2013. The agreement with the sister company also enables the movies to run NBCUniversal properties NBC, Syfy, E!, Bravo, Oxygen, Style, G4, Chiller, Sleuth and UniHD.

"This groundbreaking acquisition package represents our ongoing dynamic partnership with Universal to deliver blockbuster movies and A-list talent to our audience," Jane Blaney, executive vice president, programming, acquisitions and scheduling for USA, said in a release announcing the deal. "These films provide a strategic platform for our originals, while complementing our brand of character-based entertainment."

Frances Manfredi, executive vice president/general sales manager, NBCU Domestic Television Distribution added: "We applaud USA's appreciation of the value of these great films to their viewers."

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