Those in charge of Netflix were able to secure an exciting exclusive deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment in the fight for increasing subscriber numbers. If you want to watch films like Uncharted, Morbius and Venom 2 in real time away from the cinema, you need a Netflix subscription.
In the battle of the major streaming platforms for as many viewers as possible, those responsible at Netflix were able to achieve a remarkable impact in the form of a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
According to several sources, film and series productions from the Sony studios will end up exclusively on Netflix for a period of 18 months for the next four years (after their cinema premiere, if there is one). Apparently, 1 billion US dollars will go to Sony for this. The sum has not yet been confirmed by either side.
For example, the video game filming is affected by the deal Uncharted with Tom Holland, which is slated to hit theaters in 2022. But also the films of Sony’s Universe of Marvel characters: Morbius and Venom 2: Let there be Carnage. Other parts of the Jumanji or Bad Boys franchises will also end up on Netflix. Or the continuation of the award-winning anime Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
For the time being, Sony has made a conscious decision against further fragmenting the market with its own streaming platform. The new deal replaces a deal Sony signed with Starz 16 years ago.
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