Chello Zone acquires WB TV content

Takes rights to 500 hours of programming for 3 channels

LONDON -- European channel group Chello Zone has picked up rights to more than 500 hours of Warner Bros. programming for its three British channels: Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller and Zone Horror.

Titles included under the multiyear deal will be "The Thorn Birds," "Lace," "Salem's Lot," "The Client" and "Falcon Crest."

The deal was announced Monday by Warner Bros. International Television president Jeffrey Schlesinger and Chello Zone senior vp Steve Cole.