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Sky extends Warner movies deal

UK satcaster BSkyB has extended its partnership with Warner Bros in a new deal that will see the studio’s films made available across a range of platforms.

The Dark Knight Rises

The agreement spans the first subscription pay-TV and pay-per-view windows, allowing Sky to air Warner Bros movies on its Sky Movies channels and VoD services, and on a pay-per-view basis through Sky Movies Box Office and Sky Store.

Subscribers to Now TV, the satcaster’s new IPTV service, will also have access to Warner Bros content about six months after films leave the cinema.

New titles coming to Sky include The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Dark Shadows and Wrath of the Titans, as well as future releases such as Man of Steel and The Great Gatsby.

Library titles such as The Matrix trilogy and all Batman and Superman movies are also part of the deal.

Sky and Warner Bros will also collaborate on future marketing for big screen releases, following the broadcast of 3D footage on air and in local cinemas of the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. A one-off special about the premiere was also recorded and shown on Sky1 and Sky Movies.

The distribution agreement was secured by Warner Bros International Television.

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