Sky and Sony Pictures Television agree new long-term partnership

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Deal includes multi-year extension of the first pay window and access to Sony Pictures’ rich film library

Sky and Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) have agreed a new long-term partnership across the UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland ensuring Sky customers will have access to even more of the content they love all in one place.

The deal means that all new and future Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) feature film releases including recent hits Jumanji: The Next Level, Little Women, Bad Boys For Life and the forthcoming sequel Peter Rabbit 2 will be available on Sky Cinema, alongside new family animation from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vivo, and Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters films Venom 2 and Morbius.

The parties have also extended their deals to make the titles available on all of Sky’s transactional services across all its markets – 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.

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 hit show For Life (which will premiere on Sky Witness) and future SPT series renewals for Sky Entertainment with the next seasons of returning hits 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

Mark Young, Regional Executive Vice President, Western Europe, Sony Pictures Television said: “We are delighted to extend our special relationship with Sky through this new and improved Movie and TV series deal. The industry is going through a dynamic and challenging time and our continued partnership is a tremendous way to present the full power of our library, in conjunction with our most popular titles, to Sky customers across Europe.”

Notes to editors

For further information:
Darren Kalynuk, Head of Corporate Communications, Sky:
Edward Brody, Senior Manager Corporate Communications, EMEA, SPT:

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About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating 25 wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies in 12 countries, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

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