Sony, RTL ink exclusive volume deal

Agreement includes 'Elysium,' 'White House Down'

BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.”

The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The Da Vinci Code,” “Hancock” and a selection from the “Spider-Man” and “Men in Black” franchises.

The multi-year deal will cover German free TV rights to theatrical releases as of 2013 and TV series beginning with the 2013 fall season in addition to library titles.

Kerstin Guehne, VP, distribution, SPT Germany, described RTL Germany as “an important strategic partner” whose platforms offered “optimal positioning” for Sony product.

Joerg Graf, RTL Germany’s head of programming acquisitions, said the volume deal was in line with the group’s plan to increase investment in new content.

RTL Germany also has agreements with Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Disney, Studiocanal and EuropaCorp.

More Film

  • Ryan Reynolds'Deadpool' panel, Comic-Con International, San

    Ryan Reynolds Wants to Explore Deadpool's Bisexuality in Future Films

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

  • Johnny Depp Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

  • Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

  • Aquaman

    First 'Aquaman' Trailer Makes a Splash at Comic-Con

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

  • 'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At SDCC

    'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At Comic-Con (Watch)

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

  • Godzilla King of the Monsters

    'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' First Trailer Stomps Into Comic-Con

    BERLIN — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive volume deal with RTL Germany for a number of high-profile films and TV series, including the free TV premieres of Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller “Elysium” and Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.” The agreement also includes “The Smurfs 2” as well as library titles such as “The […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content