Sky has agreed a new multi-year movie and TV agreement with Disney UK & Ireland so customers can enjoy the very best of Disney entertainment.
“Sky and Disney have been working together for almost 25 years. Our collaboration has continued to grow and the launch of the exclusive Sky Movies Disney channel two years ago has been a huge success. This new agreement means our customers can continue to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Inside Out” before they are available on any other online subscription service. They also get access to a great portfolio of family channels and a growing on demand library of amazing shows and films which we know they love.” – Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky
Sky Movies and NOW TV Sky Movies Pass customers will be able to watch premieres like Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the first pay TV window from around nine months after their release in cinemas. As well as the Sky Movies Disney channel and all the latest Disney, DisneyPixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilms.
Sky say viewers are consuming more and more of their favourite Disney shows like Liv and Maddie, Star Wars Rebels and Doc McStuffins, and their favourite Disney Channel Original Movies like Descendants at a time of their choosing. The new agreement will offer customers more Disney Channels series through Catch Up TV and On Demand than currently available, at no extra cost. Also included in this agreement are ABC Studios primetime drama and comedy series such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs, available via ABC Studios on demand, through Sky Box Sets.
“With our shared goal of bringing the highest quality, creative entertainment to audiences in the UK and Ireland in ever more flexible ways, we are extending our relationship with Sky to offer subscribers our movies, series, and our channels at home and on the go. Two years on from its launch, we are particularly proud of the shared success of Sky Movies Disney, and look forward to bringing more of our much-loved stories and characters to audiences in the UK & Ireland.” – Mark Endemaño, SVP/General Manager, Media Distribution, Disney EMEA