The deal means that the News Corp-backed operator will have access to exclusive premieres of movies including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Magic Mike and Astérix & Obélix – God save Britannia. Sky Deutschland has bought the pay TV rights to these movies, which will also be available via its video-on-demand service Sky Anytime, with subscribers able to access movies on the internet, iPad, iPod and Xbox360.
Gary Davey, executive vice-president programming at Sky Deutschland, said: “The Tele München Gruppe is among the most important independent film rights distributors. With the new agreement we secure top-class productions and underline our leading position in the film sector.”
Herbert Kloiber, owner and managing director of TMG, said: “Sky is an important partner for TMG. Our program highlights are innovatively marketed by the platforms Sky Go and Sky Anytime. We’re pleased that we were able to further expand our cooperation and that our products find their ideal way to film enthusiasts.”
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