Sky and Netflix have today announced a new multi-year deal agreement in the UK. Strengthening their successful partnership built over the past two years. The new extended deal will help Sky to bring customers all of the entertainment they love, all in one place.
Following the deal, Sky customers will soon have the option to take up Netflix’s Basic Plan on Sky Q.
In one seamless service users are able to access all the great TV and film Sky offers, including Sky original productions like the award winning Chernobyl, great new shows like The Third Day, and returning series like Save Me Too, alongside Netflix’s original dramas, films and documentaries, which include The Witcher, The Irishman and a brand new series of Sex Education which is filmed in Wales.
Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland, said:
“This is a great start to what is set to be another strong year for Sky. Our customers love Netflix content and our partnership continues to go from strength to strength, we plan to launch new channels and genres, start building our new studio, Sky Studios Elstree, and we’ll have great new and returning Sky originals too. This year our customers will have access to even more great content – all in one place.”
The deal is the latest in a series of content partnerships for Sky, with the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Warner Media all entering into new agreements.
For more information, please contact:
Sky: Andrew Swailes, Director of Corporate Communications - 07975 688993 / email@example.com
Netflix: Jonathan Bennett, Communications Director, UK and Ireland – 07980 881682 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
With 24 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Our 31,000 employees help connect our customers with the very best of Sports, News, the arts and to our own local, original content. Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose, Das Boot and Gomorrah we launched Sky Studios and now plan to more than double our investment in original drama and comedy over the next five years.
Our technology allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions of families to content they love, it is our responsibility to do it safely – that’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.
We also believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the community. Our Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has reached millions across Europe, we’re on track to be free of single-use plastic by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re a proud employer – recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our approach to inclusivity.