The network lands the broadcast premiere rights to award-winning March of the Penguins from Warner Bros. Domestic Television and The Return, Breach and Miami Vice from NBC Universal.
Ion Television acquired the broadcast premiere rights to four new titles. The agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) provides Ion with the broadcast premiere rights to the Academy Award-winning feature film March of the Penguins.
In addition, Ion has signed a deal with NBC Universal Domestic Distribution for the broadcast premiere rights to the theatrical releases The Return, Breach and Miami Vice.
The broadcast premieres will roll out beginning the end of this month through December:
The Return, which premieres Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m., stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sam Sheppard.
Breach, debuting on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8:30 p.m., stars Chris Cooper, Laura Linney and Ryan Phillippe.
Miami Vice will air on broadcast television for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. It stars Colin Farrell as Sonny Crocket and Jamie Foxx as Ricardo Tubbs.
The documentary March of the Penguins, directed by Luc Jacquet, debuts on Ion on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.