Sky has extended its movie licensing deal with Paramount Pictures, making its movie channels the exclusive home to the studio’s output.
The deal covers both broadcast and on demand rights to major new films, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction, which will be available around eight months after they’re released in cinemas.
All films will be available exclusively on Sky Movies for more than a year.
In addition to Sky’s own satellite and Now TV customers, its movie channels are available to customers of Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT under a series of wholesale deals.
Customers receive both the broadcast channels and access to a library of on-demand content.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Acquisitions, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our long-standing partnership with Paramount.
“This deal will give Sky Movies customers exclusive access to all Paramount Pictures’ new films, including the recent new hits Noah and Anchorman 2, as well as the ability to enjoy a wide range of classic titles.”
“We are extremely pleased to extend our agreement with Sky so that its subscribers continue to enjoy Paramount’s exciting line-up of films for years to come,” said Hal Richardson, President, Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures.