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Sky Extends SPE Deal


Key Sony Pictures Entertainment feature films and television shows from Sony Pictures Television will be available to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment customers in the U.K. and Ireland via a new deal between the pay platform and the studio.

With the extension of the first pay window deal, Sky Cinema customers will be able to access titles such as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Gran Turismo, Equalizer 3, the next installment of the Ghostbusters franchise and upcoming releases in the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters. The pact also covers recent hits such as Whitney: I Wanna Dance With Somebody and A Man Called Otto, in addition to library films.

On the series front, Sky Entertainment customers will have access to future seasons of The Good Doctor and S.W.A.T.

Sky Store customers will be able to buy or rent films and TV series from the Sony Pictures library. The deal also includes live and on-demand content for streaming service NOW.

Overall, the deal encompasses 600 hours of film and television content.

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO for the U.K. and Europe at Sky, noted: “Our customers love Sony’s film and television content, and with this extension, they will keep enjoying it for years to come. Content is king, and the strength of our partnerships with the very best gives our customers access to 100,000 hours of world-class content that can be streamed straight to their TV over Wi-Fi and watched in the way they want.”

Mark Young, executive VP of networks and distribution for EMEA at Sony Pictures Television, added: “Sky are fantastic partners, and this deal extension means their audiences in the U.K. and Ireland can continue enjoying the best of Sony Pictures. We’ve seen the media landscape become increasingly competitive in recent years, but through it all, the appetite for great content and connecting that with audiences never changes. We’re incredibly delighted to announce this deal and extend our relationship.”

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