NBC Universal Wins Exclusive Rights to All Harry Potter Films from 2018 Onwards
When it comes to Harry Potter and the upcoming spin-offs, such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, NBC Universal channels will have exclusive airing rights to the franchise from July, 2018.
The conglomerate gains exclusive access for commercial television and digital rights from that month, with their contract taking them right through to April 2025.
The contract includes all eight Harry Potter films, plus the Fantastic Beasts series. Disney holds airing rights to the Harry Potter films for the next two years before the rights trade hands.
Universal Studios already host the Wizarding World of Harry Potter parks in Orlando, Los Angeles, and Osaka, Japan, so the new deal strengthens the arrangement by allowing the opportunity for fan events and screenings.
The Wall Street Journal estimates the deal's worth at around $250 million.