Sky to bundle Netflix into subscription pack
March 1, 2018 08.39 Europe/London By Julian Clover
Sky has announced plans to bundle the full Netflix service into a brand new subscription pack, across Europe.
It means that Sky customers will have direct access to the streaming service through the Sky Q platform.
Pricing for the deal has not been announced, but the new ‘attractively-priced’ entertainment TV pack will combine both Sky TV and Sky content.
A dedicated app will be released for the Ultra HD compatible set-top and Netflix programmes promoted alongside Sky content.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky commented: “The exciting new features coming to Sky Q will enable Sky customers to access even more of the best entertainment delivered over the best product platform. By placing Sky and Netflix content side-by-side, along with programmes from the likes of HBO, Showtime, Fox and Disney, we are making the entertainment experience even easier and simpler for our customers. Our recent announcements mean we will extend our leadership in delivering customers the best viewing and user experience in Europe.”
This European partnership will see Netflix – along with the new Sky TV pack – launch on Sky Q in the UK and Ireland in the coming year. Netflix will launch on Sky Q platforms in Germany, Austria and Italy thereafter.
Reed Hastings, Chief Executive, Netflix: “We are delighted to partner with Sky to bring the latest technologies and great stories under the same roof. With this innovative new partnership and Netflix’s stellar line up of original content from across the world, Sky’s customers will be able to seamlessly access and enjoy all the best entertainment in one place.”
Of the UK’s major platforms, Netflix is already available on Virgin TV, BT TV and Freesat, but with a Sky Cinema subscriber more likely than not to also take Netflix, Sky is making sure that everything stays within the family.
The Netflix agreement will also extend to Sky’s streaming services including Now TV in the UK & Ireland and Italy, and Sky Ticket in Austria.