Sky has extended its relationship with Warner Bros. in a deal that will bring films such as Wonder Woman to Sky Cinema sooner than before.
Warner Bros., which already has a deal in place with Amazon Prime Video in the UK, will bring new movies to Sky Cinema following its home entertainment window, with big hitters including Dunkirk and Justice League set to premiere later this year. The deal applies to the UK, Germany and Austria, and will also incorporate special channels dedicated to Warner’s franchises, including Harry Potter (a previous pop-up favourite for Sky Cinema), Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Mad Max and DC Comics, as well as older titles from the WB archives, such as Casablanca and Blade Runner.
The agreement further strengthens Sky’s position in the market, as it faces competition from subscription streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video: Sky Cinema customers will now be able to enjoy all of the top 10 grossing films in the world from 2017.
Ian Lewis, Group Director of Sky Cinema, says: “When it comes to movies, Sky Cinema offers our customers the best choice, the best platforms and our renewed deal with Warner Bros. will strengthen our service even further. Warner Bros. offers some of the most iconic films, actors and directors and we’re thrilled to continue this relationship.”
Kate Ingber, Head of Acquisitions, Movies, adds: “We are thrilled to have reached such a great agreement to extend and build on what is already a hugely successful relationship between Sky and our friends at Warner Bros.”
Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, comments: “Our friends at Sky have been great partners and Sky Cinema has been a terrific home for our movies for many years. We are pleased to have the opportunity to not only continue our strong relationship with Sky but to build upon it even further.”
Don’t have Sky? Warner Bros’ titles will also be available in the UK through contract-free streaming service NOW TV, which offers monthly access to Sky Cinema’s complete catalogue for £9.99 a month.