Netflix and Sony have signed a deal to bring Sony’s films to Netflix from 2020
Where other film studios are launching their own streaming service (eg Paramount+) or being bought by existing studios (Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox for Disney+, Sony has instead signed a deal with Netflix (as StudioCanal has with Sky). Regular CultBox visitors will know, we’ve been doing our best to track changes in the TV industry and this is another piece of the puzzle.
According to Deadline, the deal is worth $1billion over four years, replacing arrangement with Lionsgate-owned Starz dating back to 2005. For viewers, this means big rew titles including Morbius, Uncharted, Where the Crawdads Sing and Bullet Train, as well as options on new Spiderman (including the follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Jumanji, Venom and Bad Boys.
Netflix film chief Scott Stuber said in the official announcement:
“This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the U.S., but it also establishes a new source of first run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”
As ever, we’ll keep you informed as titles are released. You can read the full press release on the Sony website.