Sky Seals Long-Term Content Deals

Sky TV’s just announced a slew of deals for premium drama and movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros.

It includes an “unprecedented deal” with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to position Sky as the exclusive Kiwi home for all upcoming titles broadcast on the US FX network.

“FX is known for terrific original dramas and limited series such as American Crime Story, Snowfall and Feud,”  Lisa Clements, Sky’s Head of Acquisitions, Entertainment & Movies, says.

“We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution on their titles from the FX stable for many years. It’s great that we are now entering a longer term exclusive deal with them for all of the studio’s newly produced series on the US FX network.

“Upcoming FX titles on Sky will include Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Feud: Charles and Diana and the highly-anticipated Trust, the star-studded new limited series from Danny Boyle about the bizarre life of John Paul Getty III, heir to one of the world’s greatest fortunes.”

All the deals will enable Sky to screen exclusive content on its linear and streaming platform and follow Sky’s recently concluded exclusive first-run content deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to make Sky the New Zealand home of DC series like The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Sky also has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for exclusive runs of its new movies on Sky’s movie channels — plus movie tier subscribers will be able to access them On Demand during the title licence period, regardless of when the title premieres.

“It goes without saying that we have made a huge investment in content which will screen across Sky, Neon and, where appropriate, on our free-to-air channel Prime,” Sky’s Director of Entertainment Content, Travis Dunbar, says.

“It is part of our commitment to continually add considerable breadth to the great value offering to all our customers, no matter how they choose to watch their content with us.

“With more than half of New Zealand engaging with Sky through our linear, Sky On Demand and Sky Go platforms, along with our SVOD service Neon (available to non-Skycustomers), we were delighted to work closely with this incredible array of global content distributors to secure these key titles for our audiences.”

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2 Responses to “Sky Seals Long-Term Content Deals”

  1. And most of it will be on SoHo …

  2. That’s great. SoHo has been my favourite channel since SoHo came onto Sky.

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