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Walt Disney says ‘Da’ to Channel One

Disney-ABC International Television has concluded a major, multi-year partnership with Russian state broadcaster Channel One.
December 20, 2007

Disney-ABC International Television has concluded a major, multi-year partnership with Russian state broadcaster Channel One.

The agreement covers the licensing of features, live-action and animated series, made-for-TV movies and the launch of monthly family film timeslot The Wonderful World of Disney.

With this agreement, viewers across Russia will get access to a wide range of hit first-run features from Walt Disney Pictures, including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Disney/Pixar titles such as Finding Nemo.

Many of the titles will premiere on Russian TV on the aforementioned The Wonderful World of Disney, which will run monthly for 10 months each year.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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