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FX Snags Basic Cable Rights to 'Avatar'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Jan 8th 2010 12:15PM
FX has scored a coup, acquiring the basic cable rights to 'Avatar,' which will begin airing in the middle of 2012, according to Variety.

As our continual Moviefone coverage will attest, 'Avatar' has passed 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' to become the second-highest grossing feature of all time, right behind Cameron's other hit, 'Titanic.'

Though the FX terms have not been revealed, it appears that the network will shell out about $25-$30 million for the rights. This would be a higher-priced deal than other recent purchases, owing to 'Avatar"s global gross and, of course, competition from rival networks.FX has scored a coup, acquiring the basic cable rights to 'Avatar,' which will begin airing in the middle of 2012, according to Variety.

As our continual Moviefone coverage will attest, 'Avatar' has passed 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' to become the second-highest grossing feature of all time, right behind Cameron's other hit, 'Titanic.'

Though the FX terms have not been revealed, it appears that the network will shell out about $25-$30 million for the rights. This would be a higher-priced deal than other recent purchases, owing to 'Avatar"s global gross and, of course, competition from rival networks.

FX plans to show the film in 2D, but will have the option of adding a 3D pic as television technology undoubtedly expands.

Owing to a FOX output deal, HBO will gain the pay cable rights, airing 'Avatar' before FX. The cable giant emphasizes, however, that this is simply one of many movie deals they have cut lately with the studios and that they did not receive any better terms because of the FOX-FX agreement.

FX is on solid ground with box office hits, as it previously announced plans to air movies like 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' in addition to the entire 'Twilight' saga.

For more on 'Avatar,' visit Moviefone.

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