FX Secures TV Rights To 'Mission:Impossible' Film

FX Networks has secured television rights to several of the summer’s biggest theatrical films, including the Tom Cruise-starrer Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation, the company said Monday.

FX will have exclusive US commercial television premiere rights to Mission:Impossible – which drew $56 million in its weekend debut – for its suite of networks including FX, FXX, FXM and video on demand platform FXNOW, said network officials.

Along with Mission:Impossible, FX has also secured similar distribution rights to such summer films as Trainwreck, Spy, Pixels and Paper Towns. The deals add to a film portfolio that already includes such blockbuster films as Minions, Jurrasic World, Furious 7, Terminator: Genisys, Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2, Taken 3, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Home, said company officials.

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