For a measly sum of $17 million, cable channel TNT was able to buy the rights to Warner Brothers 300. According to Variety, TNT agreed to a three-year licensing deal, as opposed to the usual four or five year deal.

TNT will be able to funnel the film to its video-on-demand platform. They will also allow Warner Brothers to sell 300 to another pay cable or network channel after the first year of the deal is up.

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The film will air in September of 2009, a few months after 300 ends its run on HBO.