German-language deal covers new pix such as 'Interstellar,' 'Horrible Bosses 2,' 'Magic in the Moonlight'
LONDON – Warner Bros. and Sky Deutschland, the leading pay TV operator in Germany and Austria, have agreed to an extension of their movie pact.
The long-term contract includes on-demand rights for all new movies during the pay TV window as well as exclusive pay TV rights to all Warner movies across several platforms. Pics will also be available via non-linear services Sky Go and Sky Anytime.
Upcoming highlights include films such as “Interstellar,” “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Magic in the Moonlight,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Der Nanny” from Matthias Schweighoefer.
In addition to first broadcasting rights, Sky is acquiring exclusive pay TV rights to a package of library films including rights for Sky Go and Sky Anytime.
Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, said: “As our television business continues to evolve and consumer behaviors shift to include more options for viewing our content, it is important to have a smart, sophisticated and marketing-savvy partner like Sky in Germany and Austria to showcase our films in the first pay TV window.”