MBC will debut WBITD series in the region on free TV, at the same time as the US broadcast of the programmes, officials said.
For WBITD, the deal marks the first time the studio has offered its new programming for premiere in the region on free TV, as well as the first time the studio has offered its new programming for broadcast concurrent with the US.
The first three WBITD series to premiere on MBC under the new pact will be The Mentalist, Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - all launching within the next two weeks.
MBC to Broadcast WBITD Series Concurrently with the U.
WBITD to Debut Series on Free TV in Region for the First Time
Under terms of the new agreement, MBC will now have first-run access to all new TV shows distributed by WBITD from the 2008--2009, 2009--2010 and 2010--2011 U.