MUBI signs deal with Sony
James R | On 12, Jul 2015
MUBI has signed a new multi-year distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television.
The partnership marks the first major studio deal for MUBI and will see Sony films added to the subscription VOD service’s line-up of titles.
MUBI’s unique approach to streaming sees a new film released daily to members, ranging from recent world cinema releases to old classic. This hand-picked approach puts the films in context, often reflecting events and current affairs in its programming. Titles are then available for 30 days, before being removed. Now, Sony’s catalogue will join the ever-evolving cycle of content, with titles including Taxi Driver, Closer, Punch-Drunk Love, All That Jazz, Adaptation, Dr.Strangelove, Buffalo 66 and Snatch.
“MUBI is already curating the best of cinema for its audience – international film has been at the core of our film selection but this deal will allow us to program some of the greatest and most popular films ever made,” comments Efe Cakarel, who founded the site in 2007. “As our industry and consumer habits continue to evolve, it is increasingly important to ensure film fans have access to high quality entertainment wherever and whenever they want and this new partnership with Sony Pictures Television will allow us to deliver an even richer experience for our members.”
Mark Young, Senior Vice President for distribution, UK, Ireland and Africa for Sony Pictures Television, adds: “This multi-year deal creates a strong relationship with MUBI and offers members of the service access to some of Sony Pictures Television’s most loved features.”
The announcement follows recent deals with other key distribution partners for MUBI, including eOne, Icon and StudioCanal.
A subscription to MUBI costs £4.99 a month or £39.99 for 12 months. For more information on what’s coming soon to MUBI – and what’s about to leave – see our weekly MUBI round-ups.