“Spider-Man: No Way Home”
Viaplay and Sony Pictures Television have agreed a multi-year extension to their long-term content partnership in the Nordic region. The latest Sony Pictures Entertainment films and television series will continue to receive their Nordic streaming premieres on the Viaplay service, where viewers can also enjoy an extensive range of Sony’s most popular series box sets and classic movies. In addition, high-profile SPT television series will join the pipeline of international Viaplay Originals.
Following the global success of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which has grossed over $1.897 billion worldwide and is currently the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time, the deal will see further new releases and catalogue titles from the studio’s canon of Marvel Characters come to Viaplay, following their theatrical runs and home entertainment windows, including the highly anticipated screen debuts for characters including “Kraven The Hunter,” “Madame Web” and “Morbius.”
The deal sees Viaplay secure access to a host of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s biggest and most beloved global box office hits and franchises, including “Uncharted,” “Venom,” “Jumanji,” “Ghostbusters,” “Peter Rabbit,” “Bad Boys,” and “Spider-Man,” as well as some of SPE’s most anticipated titles on its upcoming and future slate.
Additionally, Viaplay will be the Nordic home of an array of major new series from SPT’s upcoming slate, to be unveiled and presented at Sony’s LA Screenings event in May. The slate includes titles such as “Accused,” and the gripping four-part psychological thriller “Without Sin.” Among the SPT series already available on Viaplay are hits such as “Outlander,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Doctor,” “S.W.A.T.,” and “L.A.’s Finest.”
“We are delighted to deepen our long-term partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Viaplay will remain the first in the Nordic region to stream SPE’s hottest films and series, which will reach viewers faster than ever. This renewal reflects the value that our partnership creates for both companies. We look forward to working with SPE to bring even more world-class storytelling to millions of Viaplay subscribers in the years to come,” said Filippa Wallestam, Chief Content Officer at NENT Group.
“It’s fantastic that Viaplay will bring some of our biggest ever box office hits, including ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Uncharted’, to the Nordics. We’re hugely excited to be expanding our Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters too, and I’m sure Viaplay’s audience will love meeting Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web, and of course returning to the Spider-Verse when those titles arrive. This deal also opens a treasure trove of classics from our phenomenally vast SPE feature film and TV series library for Viaplay’s audience to enjoy. We’re thrilled to be extending this deep, broad-ranging and long-term partnership with the team at Viaplay,” commented Mark Young, EVP Distribution & Networks, EMEA at Sony Pictures Television.
In addition, Viaplay and SPE have recently concluded long-term content deals that secure SPE content for Viaplay viewers in the Baltic countries, Poland and the Netherlands.