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Minions mark Moments Worth Paying For

Supervillain Gru and his yellow sidekicks are back, as brand-new content from Illumination and Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru is released, just in time for the summer, when the mischievous Minions return to cinemas once again. The exclusive new content is being shared as part of pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust […]

May 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Sky Italia launching Sky Cinema 4K

Sky Cinema 4K, the first channel in Italy entirely dedicated to movies in 4K HDR, will launch on January 28th. Sky Cinema 4K will be available on channel 313, adding to the 11 Sky Cinema branded channels, and will be available at no additional cost to all Sky Cinema customers with Sky Q via satellite […]

January 11, 2022

Netflix, Universal extend US animated movie rights

Netflix and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) have announced a multi-year, exclusive licensing deal in the US for animated feature films. The Netflix window will begin after a four month Peacock window.  This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing Illumination output deal with Universal to now include DreamWorks Animation. Tentpole releases such as Minions: The […]

July 15, 2021

Universal movies on Peacock after cinema

Universal Pictures have announced that new movies from the studio will head exclusively to NBCUniversal’s US streaming service Peacock after they play in cinemas. Under a new licensing agreement, which starts with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s movies will be available exclusively on Peacock no later than four months after their cinema premiere. The films […]

July 7, 2021

Universal, AMC cut theatrical release window to 17 days

Universal and AMC Entertainment have announced a new multi-year agreement that will see Universal films exhibited in AMC Theatres in the US for a much shorter window before being made available to rent in homes, transforming the way Hollywood has done business for decades. The agreement includes at least three weekends (17-days) of theatrical exclusivity […]

July 29, 2020

Sky launches Sky Cinema Animation

Sky Cinema has announced the launch of Sky Cinema Animation – a new permanent channel offering the latest  family-friendly animated movies. The channel is available for all customers at no extra cost effective immediately. Titles available at launch include recent blockbusters such as Angry Birds 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and How to […]

July 23, 2020