Sky and Sony Pictures expand movie agreement
January 31, 2013
Sky has further strengthened its movies offering through a new deal with Sony Pictures Television that will provide customers with exclusive access to hit movies, including Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man and Django Unchained before any other TV channel or subscription service.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Sky Movies will be the first subscription service in the UK and Ireland to screen new movies from Sony Pictures, including upcoming titles. Sky Movies customers will be able to enjoy exclusive subscription access to Sony Pictures’ new releases around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas. Once on Sky Movies, the titles will be exclusively available for at least a year. All movies will also be available on demand, on Sky Go, HD, and, where available, 3D.
Alongside the new releases, Sky Movies customers will also get access to an extensive collection of classic films from the Sony Pictures library, including the first three Spiderman movies, The Da Vinci Code and Bad Santa, available on an exclusive basis while they are on the service.
Sky and Sony have also agreed a non-exclusive deal for pay-per-view movies. These will be available to Sky customers through Sky Movies Box Office and on demand through Sky Store. Customers who subscribe to Sky Movies via Virgin Media, UPC and TalkTalk will also be able to enjoy the full range of subscription films from Sony Pictures.