Netflix and LOVEFiLM customers to lose out as Sony Pictures Television signs exclusive deal with Sky Movies

Sony Pictures films will be available exclusively on Sky first

Sky has confirmed the terms of a deal with Sony Pictures Television giving the broadcaster exclusive access to blockbusters such as Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Django Unchained before any other TV channel or subscription service.

Under the agreement Sky will also have exclusive access to upcoming films including This is the End, After Earth, and the Smurfs 2. The titles on Sky will also be made available to NOW TV subscribers with a Sky Movies monthly pass.

Director of Sky Movies Ian Lewis said the broadcaster was “delighted to have secured Sony Pictures content”.

Alongside the new releases, Sky Movies customers will also get access to an extensive collection of classic films from the Sony Pictures back catalogue.

Lewis added: “We are committed to providing our customers with the biggest and best movies, available to watch when and how they want.”

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