Streaming-Gigant Netflix und Sony Pictures (“Jumanji“,” Bad Boys “,” Venom “) have agreed on an exclusive deal that will make Sony blockbusters available first and foremost for Netflix customers from 2022 – at least for users of the American market. According to Sony’s analysis in the cinema and home theater sector Netflix is the first (and exclusive!) streaming point for upcoming cinema hits like “1984”, “Dont Breathe 2”, “Uncharted“or planned Sony Marvel productions like”Morbius“, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” und “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2”.
The previous streaming home was the Lionsgate service “Starz”, with which an agreement was made in 2005. How high the payment was from Netflix and for what period of time the agreement is not officially known, but according to the US industry magazine “Deadline” it is a four-year contract and a sum of around one billion US dollars – a record. The two companies had a close relationship in the past, and animated films from the Sony subsidiary are already being passed on exclusively to Netflix.
The new agreement also includes productions from studios such as Columbia Pictures (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”), Sony Pictures Classics (“Call Me by Your Name”), Screen Gems (“Brightburn”) and TriStar Pictures (“The wonderful Mr. Rogers “). It is possible for Sony to pass films on to other providers if Netflix rejects them. There is also a fixed number of films that Netflix has to include in its program. If there is more information about the deal, especially if and how it works outside of America, you can find out from us. What do you think of the cooperation between the two companies? Write us your thoughts in the comments.
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