MUBI taps Sony to bolster VOD proposition

DetailsEditor | 11 July 2015

Curated video-on-demand (VOD) service provider MUBI is celebrating its first major studio deal in a new multi-year distribution contract with Sony Pictures Television.

Under the terms of the deal — exclusive to the UK and which follows similar deals with other key distribution partners including eOne, Icon and StudioCanal — Sony Pictures Television films to be available on demand for MUBI members. Content on offer, across a range of connected devices will include films, contemporary masterpieces and cinema classics. This will mean that the slate will include the likes of Taxi Driver, Closer, Punch-Drunk Love, All That Jazz, Adaptation, Dr.Strangelove, Buffalo 66 and Snatch.

“MUBI is already curating the best of cinema for its audience - international film has been at the core of our film selection but this deal will allow us to program some of the greatest and most popular films ever made,” said MUBI founder and CEO Efe Cakarel, commenting on the deal. “As our industry and consumer habits continue to evolve, it is increasingly important to ensure film fans have access to high quality entertainment wherever and whenever they want and this new partnership with Sony Pictures Television will allow us to deliver an even richer experience for our members.

Added Mark Young, Senior Vice President for distribution, UK, Ireland and Africa for Sony Pictures Television: “This multi-year deal creates a strong relationship with MUBI and offers members of the service access to some of Sony Pictures Television's most loved features.”