9 JUL 2020

SKY AND SONY PICTURES TELEVISION AGREE ON A NEW LONG-TERM GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

The deal includes a multi-year extension of the first pay window and access to Sony Pictures’ rich film library across the UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and an extension of deals for content across all of Sky’s transactional services

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Sky and Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) have renewed a long-term partnership across the UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland ensuring Sky customers will have access to add additional content to their libraries.“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,” Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe, Sky, Stephen van Rooyen said.

Both services have also extended their deals to make the titles available on all of Sky’s transactional services across all its markets, including the Sky Store and Sky Primafila as well as streaming services, NOW TV, Sky Ticket, Sky Show and Sky X, giving customers access to content live and on demand.

Sky, which is part of the Comcast group, has 24 million customers across seven countries. The deal includes all new and future Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film releases including recent movies, "Jumanji: The Next Level," "Little Women," "Bad Boys For Life" and "Peter Rabbit 2," which will be available on Sky Cinema. New family animation from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vivo, and Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters films, "Venom 2" and "Morbius" will also be accessible.

The new long-term partnership also covers SPE’s extensive feature film library which includes the "Hotel Transylvania," "Ghostbusters," "Karate Kid" and the "Spider-Man" franchises. In the UK the partnership will also include the brand new show "For Life," due to premiere on Sky Witness) and future SPT series renewals for Sky Entertainment with the next seasons of popular returning series, such as "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.” Stephen van Rooyen Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe, Sky