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Sky signs exclusive movie deal with Sony Pictures

Ghostbusters (Credit: Sony)

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.”

Is American ownership of UK producers good for British television?

David Abraham and Nick Southgate (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

There is little agreement about whether increasing US ownership of Britain’s independent sector threatens or sustains home-grown production and the UK’s unique creative culture.

A feisty session at the Convention, “Working for the yankee dollar? Consolidation and creativity”, offered conflicting views, not only on foreign ownership but also on the surprise review into the terms of trade announced by minister John Whittingdale the day before.