Sky has secured the rights to a host of new cinematic releases including 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 after renewing a movie output deal with Paramount Pictures.
The multi-year accord gives Sky exclusive UK pay TV rights to the titles as well as access to a selection of classic films from the studio, including all the Star Trek films, The Godfather trilogy, Forrest Gump and Top Gun.
All the titles will be made available through Sky’s on demand service as well as 11 dedicated Sky Movies channels and mobile service Sky Go.
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.”
News of the licensing agreement came on the same day that BskyB reported growth in TV ad revenue of 8 per cent to hit £354m.