WB, BT ink download-to-own deal


LONDON -- Warner Brothers on Monday said it has signed a download-to-own deal with U.K. digital television operator BT Vision, extending an existing on-demand relationship the studio has with the recently launched platform.

Under the non-exclusive deal, recent releases including "Happy Feet," "A Scanner Darkly" and "The Ant Bully" will be available to buy along with such library titles as "Ocean's 12," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and the "Matrix" trilogy.

Later this year, episodes of recent Warner Bros. television shows will be added to BT's online video store.

"We continue to build the range and quality of content available from BT Vision," BT Vision CEO Dan Marks said.

Warner Bros Entertainment U.K. president and managing director Josh Berger said the deal will extend Warners' content over emerging digital platforms.

"We're pleased to be working with BT for the BT Vision Download store. BT is another platform that allows customers to view our films and television whenever the want and however they want," Berger said.