Sky has extended its content deal with NBCUniversal, guaranteeing customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria access to the broadcaster’s channels, catch-up content, PPV and buy to keep downloads.
In the UK and Ireland this means customers will continue viewing Universal Channel, Syfy and E! Entertainment and Movies 24 while customers in Germany and Austria will enjoy Universal Channel, Syfy and E! Entertainment and 13th STREET.
In addition, Syfy and NBCU International’s all-reality service, hayu, will launch on Sky’s NOW TV streaming service next year, followed by Syfy launching in Germany on Sky Ticket in 2019.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky said: “It’s been a very successful year for rights negotiations and we are very pleased to have secured this long-term deal for our customers.
“Our focus remains on providing our customers with content of the highest quality and NBCUniversal’s movies, television programming and channel brands are globally renowned.
“Our partners’ trust in Sky as the custodian of their brands and content enables us to not only establish, but extend, these long-term relationships and we look forward to continuing to work with NBCUniversal International.”
Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Distribution & Networks said: “We are delighted that Sky’s customers can continue to anticipate premieres of NBCU’s top-quality feature film slate – including via EST and TVOD – as well as having access to our suite of compelling channel brands, through our multi-year renewed relationship.
“In the UK, we are also pleased to soon be bringing both hayu, our all-reality service, and Syfy to NOW TV customers.”