Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts coming to ITV and ITVX

Published Wed 24 May 2023

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts coming to ITV and ITVX

ITV and ITVX today confirmed the renewal of their deal with Warner Bros. Discovery which grants the channels and streamer the free-to-air TV and streaming (catch-up) rights to the Harry Potter film franchise and the Fantastic Beasts series. 

This is the first time all eight films in the Harry Potter series will be made available free-to-air and on catch-up in the UK alongside Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The deal also includes the UK network premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore which will air exclusively on ITV main channels before being made available to catch up on ITVX. Exact transmission dates to be confirmed. 

The deal will run from mid 2023 until the end of 2025 with the film series being made available across ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX.

The deal was negotiated by Senior Acquisitions Manager: Film & Kids, Darren Nartey and Director of Rights Strategy, Jonathan Vandermeer.

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About Warner Bros. Discovery  

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Film Group, Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com

 

 

 

 

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