Sky has entered a new deal with Sony Pictures Television for exclusive access to movies including Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man and Django Unchained before any other TV channel or subscription service.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Sky Movies customers will have exclusive subscription access to Sony Pictures’ new releases around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas. Once on Sky Movies, the titles will be exclusively available for at least a year.
Alongside the new releases, Sky Movies customers will be able to access classic films from the Sony Pictures library, including the first three Spiderman movies, The Da Vinci Code and Bad Santa, available on an exclusive basis while they are on the service.
The movies included in the agreement will also be available to subscribers to NOW TV customers with a Sky Movies monthly pass.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies, said: "We’re delighted to have secured Sony Pictures content for our customers, further extending our leadership in movies. We are committed to providing our customers with the biggest and best movies, available to watch when and how they want. That’s why Sky Movies customers enjoy access to the biggest movies first, in HD, on demand, on the go and in 3D. And with the launch of Sky Go Extra, they can now even download movies to their smartphones and tablets to watch offline."
This week Sky reported that weekly On Demand downloads were up 150% in the second quarter of 2012. Sky's financial results for the six months ending 31 December 2012 also showed a 46% year on year increase in Sky Go users, resulting in a total of 3.1 million.
Image: Django Unchained
DTG Staff | 31.01.2013