LONDON, 5-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sky has further strengthened its movies service with a new multi-year licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures. This will bring Sky Movies customers exclusive access, during the first pay television window, to current hit titles such as Noah, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, as well as future releases such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Sky Movies will be the first subscription service in the UK and Ireland to show new Paramount Pictures movies. Sky Movies customers will be able to enjoy exclusive access to new titles from Paramount around eight months after they are released in cinemas. Once on Sky Movies, the films will be available exclusively on the service for more than a year.
Alongside the new releases, Sky Movies customers will also have access to a wide selection of classic movies from Paramount Pictures’ extensive film library, including all the Star Trek movies,The Godfather trilogy, Forrest Gump , and Top Gun.
The movies will be available through Sky’s On Demand service as well as via 11 dedicated Sky Movies channels. All the movies will also be available on Sky’s award-winning mobile TV service,Sky Go, for customers who wish to watch them on multiple devices, in and out of the home.
In addition, the titles included in the agreement will be available via the Sky Movies monthly pass on NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky which offers easy and flexible access to Sky Movies across a wide range of internet-connected devices. Customers who subscribe to Sky Movies via Virgin Media, UPC, TalkTalk and BT TV will also be able to enjoy the full range of subscription movies from Paramount Pictures.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Acquisitions, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our long-standing partnership with Paramount. This deal will give Sky Movies customers exclusive access to all Paramount Pictures’ new films, including the recent new hits Noah and Anchorman 2, as well as the ability to enjoy a wide range of classic titles. This is just the latest example of us giving Sky Movies customers the biggest and best movies to watch, how and when they want.”
“We are extremely pleased to extend our agreement with Sky so that its subscribers continue to enjoy Paramount’s exciting line-up of films for years to come,” said Hal Richardson, President, Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures.
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About Sky Movies:
Sky Movies is Europe’s largest in-home movie service providing a fantastic range of movies to its customers. At any time, Sky Movies subscribers can choose from hundreds of subscription movies, including recent blockbusters and classics from major Hollywood studios to independents.
Offering a choice of recent and quality titles, from cult indie cinema to the biggest blockbusters and hundreds of titles in HD every month, Sky Movies gives customers flexibility over what they watch, when and how – on the set-top box, on Sky’s comprehensive TV On Demand service and on Sky Go, the award-winning multi-platform TV service.
Sky Movies is also available on NOW TV – the new internet TV service powered by Sky –as well as a range of other platforms including Virgin Media, UPC and TalkTalk. Sky Movies provides viewers with a range of more than 800 titles to choose from On Demand, and up to 4 new Sky Movies premieres added to the service every week – at least a year before they appear on any other TV or streaming subscription service. The service offers customers access to around three-quarters of the year’s top 100 UK box office movies.
As part of your subscription, Sky Movies is available On Demand which gives customers access to hundreds of additional movies via a broadband connection directly to an enabled Sky+HD box. Sky Movies can also be watched on the move on your laptop, iPad, phone or selected Android smartphones with Sky Go. A host of benefits are available to Sky Movies customers including free tickets to preview screenings across the UK.
The Sky Movies App enables customers to browse movies currently showing on Sky as well as what’s on at the cinema, remote record movies to your Sky+HD and watch titles via Sky Go.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution:
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing
and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.