Sky has signed a new multi-year movie and TV agreement with Disney UK & Ireland covering live, on demand and multiscreen.
The package includes recent premieres Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the first pay-TV window from around nine months after their cinema release.
Sky will continue to offer the Sky Movies Disney channel and content from Disney, DisneyPixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm in 3D and HD.
Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will continue to be available through Sky’s subscription packages in both standard and high definition.
Additional episodes of kids series Liv and Maddie, Star Wars Rebels and Doc McStuffins will be available as will ABC Studios primetime drama and comedy series for grown ups such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs, available via ABC Studios on demand, through Sky Box Sets.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky comments: “Sky and Disney have been working together for almost 25 years. Our collaboration has continued to grow and the launch of the exclusive Sky Movies Disney channel two years ago has been a huge success. This new agreement means our customers can continue to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Inside Out before they are available on any other online subscription service. They also get access to a great portfolio of family channels and a growing on demand library of amazing shows and films which we know they love.”
Mark Endemaño, SVP/General Manager, Media Distribution, Disney EMEA added: “With our shared goal of bringing the highest quality, creative entertainment to audiences in the UK and Ireland in ever more flexible ways, we are extending our relationship with Sky to offer subscribers our movies, series, and our channels at home and on the go. Two years on from its launch, we are particularly proud of the shared success of Sky Movies Disney, and look forward to bringing more of our much-loved stories and characters to audiences in the UK & Ireland.”