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Germany’s Sky Deutschland Inks Movie Deal with TMG

Rights package includes 'Iron Man 3,' 'Red 2'

GDYNIA, Poland — German pay TV outfit Sky Deutschland has acquired a package of Hollywood and indie movies through a deal inked with Tele Munchen Group.

Hollywood pics include “Iron Man 3,” and action comedy “Red 2,” starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Helen Mirren.

Sky Deutschland will also air the German TV premiere of the film adaptation of the bestseller “The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” which has sold over two million copies in Germany alone.

The package also includes Bille August’s “Night Train to Lisbon,” Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” and Felix Fuchssteiner’s “Ruby Red.”

In addition to linear broadcasting, Sky customers will be able to watch the movies on demand through Sky Anytime. Pics are also available via the internet, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Xbox 360 through Sky Go.

Herbert L. Kloiber, managing director of TMG, said: “Sky Deutschland is an important partner for TMG. We are pleased that we can continue this successful cooperation and enable viewers across Germany to enjoy our 2013/2014 cinema hits on a wide range of different Sky platforms.”

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