Spider-Man, Men in Black and The Good Doctor will remain available on Sky and NOW following a new deal between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sky in the UK and Ireland.
Sky Cinema customers will continue to be able to access films from the Spider-Man, Ghostbusters, Jumanji, Men In Black, Bad Boys, and Karate Kid franchises, plus a range of future film releases before any other pay TV service.
Meanwhile, Sky Entertainment customers will be able to continue watching series including The Good Doctor and S.W.A.T.
The multi-year extension to the existing deal will also allow Sky Store users to continue to buy or rent Sony Pictures Entertainment’s films and TV series.
Sky has also secured full streaming rights for Sony’s films and series, covering its various streaming services, plus NOW. Early adopters of Sky’s streaming services may have been familiar with how certain programmes were not available online. Sky’s new agreements with content providers like Sony ensure customers can access the same content across as many devices and platforms as possible.
Sky will be pleased with the new deal, given some film studios and content providers have opted to develop their own streaming services, leaving Sky’s channels with less new content.
The deal means over 600 hours of Sony’s content will continue to be available on Sky’s platforms. In total, Sky now offers over 100,000 hours of content to its customers.
Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe, Sky said:
“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”