HBO acquires films from Disney


HBO has bought an 85-title feature library package from Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Included are Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "National Treasure" and "The Princess Diaries"; Miramax's "Finding Neverland," "Sin City" and the Oscar-winning "Chicago"; and Touchstone Pictures' "The Village" and "Step Up."

The films will become available to HBO beginning in 2012 for license terms between 18 and 24 months, depending on the film.

This is the second big Disney movie library package HBO has acquired in the past six months, following the purchase in October of 100 titles, including "Pearl Harbor," "The Sixth Sense" and "Pulp Fiction."

Newer Disney films go to Starz Entertainment, which recently renewed its output deal with the distributor.

Financial terms of the HBO deal were not disclosed.