Good question, I’m not positive. But pretty sure it’d be a deal by which Nine get the new films (premieres) and any other film they request, obviously paying for.
Whether its individual or as a package or bigger deal I’m not sure.
Whereas with Seven, the titles are lapsing (they haven’t premiered an NBC Universal title all year). Until a year or so ago, they had full rights, since 2010.
Edit for @NewsWeary:
Actually, I’m mistaken, the FTA premiere of “The Dressmaker” (2015) (2nd highest rating movie this year) was distributed via NBC Universal International Distribution to Seven.
Might explain why Seven have been airing a lot of repeats, particularly older 1990s/2000s ones this year, as they are losing them (e.g.) Jurassic Park films most recently. Airing again on 7mate this week, probably for final time.
Also, is it coincidental that this all occured, right before Nine premiere “Jurassic World” (2015) on Wednesday?