Fans may wish to bookmark this for bingo card purposes if The Event ratings disappoint.

via press release:

NBC UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION SECURES MAJOR SALES ABROAD FOR “THE EVENT”

Nearly 200 International Territories Licensed Prior to U.S. Premiere

Universal City, CA – September 17, 2010 – The highly anticipated conspiracy thriller The Event has been licensed to nearly 200 international territories, it was announced today by NBC Universal International Television Distribution President Belinda Menendez. The Event premieres in the U.S. on Monday, September 20, at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Highlights of the nearly 200 territories that have licensed The Event outside of the U.S. and Canada include: Africa (MNET); Asia (Universal Networks International); Australia (Seven Network); Belgium (VMMA); Denmark (Viasat); Finland (MTV3); Iceland (365 Media); Ireland (RTE); Italy (Mediaset); Latin America (Universal Networks International); the Middle East (Orbit Showtime Network); the Netherlands (RTL); New Zealand (TV3); Norway (Viasat); the Philippines (Solar Entertainment); Poland (ITI Neovision); Russia (TV3); Spain (Turner Entertainment Networks); Sweden (SVT); and the UK (Channel 4), among others.

“Client response to The Event has been overwhelmingly positive and the pace at which broadcasters are licensing the series is extraordinary,” said Menendez. “We are already working with a number of key territories that are fast-tracking their launch dates and we look forward to The Event’s rollout across all international territories.”

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