20th renews HBO deal


20th Century Fox has renewed its domestic output deal with HBO, agreeing to a long-term extension with the premium cable network.

The deal extends the duo's relationship "well into the next decade," the companies said. Films from Fox have been a part of the domestic pay TV network HBO since the early 1980s.

"We consider HBO a world leader in pay television and original programming and a great place for our films," 20th Century Fox Television Distribution president Mark Kaner said. "Our relationship with HBO has been one of partnership and collaboration, and we are thrilled to be able to continue this for years to come."

Added HBO co-president Harold Akselrad: "This year marks the 25th anniversary since HBO entered into a continuous output deal with Fox, making it our longest-running output relationship with a studio. Films from Fox have been a part of the HBO offering since the early days of the network and their consistent success at the box office has made them a valuable part of our programming lineup."