TNN Acquires Warner Bros. Pics

TNN: The National Network announced the acquisition Wednesday of 66
theatrical movies and movies-of-the-week from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable
Distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The package of films from the 1970s through the 1990s includes pop hits like
The Big Red One, Body Heat, Mean Streets, The Hudsucker
, Oh God!, The Postman Rings Twice, The Towering
and Young Guns, the network said.

'This acquisition allows TNN to add to its library of popular films,
featuring popular stars and mirroring pop culture,' TNN executive vice president
and general manager Diane Robina said in a prepared statement. 'TNN viewers love
movies . we know this package includes our viewers' favorite stars in some of
their favorite films.'

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.