Sky Germany buys Sony Pictures package

Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 25-06-2012

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has secured new feature films from Sony Pictures in a multi-year agreement.

The agreement, the financial details of which have not been disclosed, contains exclusive pay-TV broadcast rights for all new releases of the Hollywood studio in Germany and Austria.

The contract, which covers all distribution platforms including cable, satellite, IPTV and mobile, contains blockbusters such as Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spiderman 3D, Total Recall, Django Unchained and Underworld: Awakening.

As part of the agreement through which both parties renew their collaboration, Sky Deutschland will also obtain the broadcast rights for current TV series from Sony Pictures to be shown as German TV debuts, as well as library titles.

In addition to the regular TV channels, Sky subscribers will be able to watch Sony's movies and series on-demand and on mobile devices through the services Sky Anytime and Sky Go.