Sky has announced a new contract with Sony Pictures which will give them exclusive rights to air Hollywood blockbuster films across Europe.
The deal will allow Sky to show all new and future movie titles from Sony Pictures a few months after they are released, and up to a year before any other television network.
"Sony has a fantastic track record of producing big global hits with a really exciting slate of films coming up including Ghostbusters and Inferno," said Sky's Managing Director, Content, Gary Davey. "Major agreements like this help meet our commitment to provide our customers with exclusive, world-class films and programmes and the very best TV experience.”
Since acquiring Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in 2014, Sky is the biggest pay-TV service in Europe. With 21 million subscribers, the network operates in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the UK.
It is the first time either company has signed a multi-territory agreement, which also includes Sky's online streaming services NOW TV and Sky Online.