Alliance Atlantis Announces Second Window Deals on CSI

TORONTO, July 14: Alliance Atlantis Communications has
licensed the second window rights for the CSI franchise in numerous markets, generating about $250 million in
license fees.

Ted Riley, the executive managing director of international
content distribution for Alliance Atlantis, says second window licensing
agreements have been concluded in France, Spain, Australia and, most recently,
Germany and the U.K.

"We are exceptionally pleased with the performance of
the CSI franchise in the international
marketplace," added Phyllis Yaffe, the company’s CEO. "As we have previously
stated, the franchise has outperformed our original expectations in
international first window and DVD sales. With today's announcement we can
confirm that the trend continues. International second window rights are worth
significantly more than we had originally anticipated. We continue to have
active discussions with broadcasters in other territories regarding further
second window licensing opportunities."

International broadcasters that have acquired second window
rights to the franchise include RTL in Germany, Five in the U.K., TF1 in
France, Telecinco in Spain, Nine Network in Australia and CTV in Canada. These
sales include both produced and future episodes of CSI.