The deal agreed upon will include a number of new releases exclusively for Sky Cinema, including the holiday rom-com Happiest Season starring Kristen Stewart.
Sky and Entertainment One announced a long-term partnership consisting of hundreds of hours of content set to be released on Sky Cinema. The deal covers both eOne’s existing library and new releases in development. "Our deal with eOne is just another example of us listening to customers and bringing them more of what they want," Stephen van Rooyen, EVP & CEO UK & Europe Sky said.
Under the deal, aproximately 200 movies will be accessible to Sky Cinema customer at no additional charge. Sky will have the pay-TV rights for eOne’s first-run feature films, including the animated kids’ title "Two by Two: Overboard!," effective Summer 2021.The deal was brokered by eOne’s Dan Gopal, Executive Vice President, Sales, EMEA and Patrick Roberts, Vice President, International TV Sales, and Sky’s Katie Keenan, Head of Acquisitions, Movies, and Maud Letreguilly, Head of Content Acquisitions.
Several new releases will also be available exclusively to Sky Cinema customers including the upcoming holiday rom-com "Happiest Season," starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy, Victor Garber, and Mary Steenburgen, which bypassed a UK theatrical release due to the pandemic. Existing movie library titles are available now to Sky Cinema and NOW TV Cinema Pass customers in the UK and Ireland. “We’re incredibly excited to partner with eOne and bring their award-winning world-class content to our audiences," Rooyen said. "Sky Q makes it easy for customers to access the content they love, all in one place, and this new deal will expand the impressive range of films already available."
Sky customers already have access to content from Netflix, Disney+ in the UK and Ireland, Warner Media, Showtime, Discovery, Fox, Sony, and many other partners in each of our markets. EOne has generated over £1.13 billion at the UK and Irish box office and released an impressive and diverse slate of films across the past twelve years. “We’re delighted to be expanding our relationship with Sky on this ground-breaking deal, especially during these challenging times," Stuart Baxter, President, International Distribution, eOne said. "A partnership of this scale marks one of the biggest strategic deals we’ve done this year. We’re confident they will be a brilliant marketing partner for our content, working with us through the entire lifecycle.”
We’re delighted to be expanding our relationship with Sky on this ground-breaking deal, especially during these challenging times. A partnership of this scale marks one of the biggest strategic deals we’ve done this year. We’re confident they will be a brilliant marketing partner for our content, working with us through the entire lifecycle.” Stuart Baxter President, International Distribution, eOne