Sky and Sony ink new long-term deal
James R | On 09, Jul 2020
Sky and Sony Pictures Television have extended their partnership with a new long-term deal that applies to the UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
The deal means that Sky Cinema will have the first pay window rights to all new and future Sony Pictures Entertainment feature films. That includes Jumanji: The Next Level, Little Women, Bad Boys for Life and the forthcoming sequel Peter Rabbit 2, alongside new family animation from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vivo, and Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters films Venom 2 and Morbius.
The parties have also extended their deals to make the titles available on Sky’s transactional service, Sky Store, and covers Sony’s extensive feature film library – including the Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid and the Spider-Man franchises. In the UK the partnership will also include the brand new hit show For Life (which will premiere on Sky Witness) and future SPT series renewals for Sky Entertainment with the next seasons of returning hits Blacklist, The Good Doctor & S.W.A.T.
“We’re delighted that this latest deal with Sony Pictures means Sky customers across Europe will have access to even more of the content they love all in one place on Sky Q alongside Discovery, HBO, Netflix and Showtime, the best sport in Europe and our award-winning originals,” said Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe, Sky
Mark Young, Regional Executive Vice President, Western Europe, Sony Pictures Television, added: “We are delighted to extend our special relationship with Sky through this new and improved Movie and TV series deal. The industry is going through a dynamic and challenging time and our continued partnership is a tremendous way to present the full power of our library, in conjunction with our most popular titles, to Sky customers across Europe.”