Seven has entered into an exciting, new multi-year content partnership with one of the world’s leading entertainment and media companies.
The agreement between Seven Network and NBCUniversal Global Distribution will bring NBCUniversal’s (NBCU) extraordinary content portfolio to all Australians, live and free.
As part of this significant agreement, Seven will acquire all of NBCU’s scripted network, cable dramas, and comedies for years to come.
This will include exciting new series such as Universal Television’s Quantum Leap, the sequel of the legendary series starring Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee; and Lopez vs. Lopez, a working-class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection and all the pain and joy in between, starring George Lopez and Mayan Lopez. Both Quantum Leap and Lopez vs. Lopez will debut on Channel 7 next year.
Meanwhile on 7plus, viewers will soon be able to watch The Endgame. Also from Universal Television, The Endgame is a propulsive, high-stakes thriller from Justin Lin, director of Fast & Furious.
When a recently captured criminal mastermind, Elena Federova (Morena Baccarin), orchestrates several highly coordinated bank heists throughout New York City for a mysterious purpose, it falls to principled FBI agent Val Turner (Ryan Michelle Bathé), to thwart Elena’s ambitious plan and reveal the truth before it’s too late. The gripping heist drama reveals how far some people will go for love, justice and the most valuable commodity in the world: the truth.
In addition, viewers will be able to watch an extraordinary line-up of library and classic scripted dramas from NBCU’s stellar catalogue on 7plus.
This deal also ensures that Channel 7 will be the new free-to-air home in Australia to NBCU’s remarkable library of blockbuster movies, including F9, The Boss Baby: Family Business, and Spirit Untamed.
Seven West Media Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, James Warburton said: “We are honoured and excited to partner with NBCUniversal to bring its world-class content to our viewers.
“NBCUniversal is a global content powerhouse and the creator of some of the best-known and most-loved entertainment brands in the world, across television and film. We can’t wait to bring them and much more to Seven and 7plus.”
Seven Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, Angus Ross, said: “NBCUniversal has a remarkable pipeline of content, and we are delighted to announce this new agreement.
“For Seven, it means access to an amazing library of new and classic content. For 7plus, in particular, it brings a whole new world of must-watch series and movies. Australians already love NBCUniversal’s great content, and we know they are going to love watching it across the screens of Seven.”
Chris Taylor, MD, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer and Distribution, Australia & New Zealand, said: “We are delighted to have established such a broad and innovative partnership with Seven West Media.
“This expansive content agreement will fuel both Seven’s network of channels and 7plus with iconic scripted content from our library, while positioning Australian viewers to enjoy the best of our new network and cable product from the US, as well as our beloved feature films.”