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Sky strikes new multi-platform deal with Entertainment Film Distributors

sky italia logoUK pay TV operator BSkyB has struck a new multi-year movie deal with UK distributor Entertainment Film Distributors.

The deal will bring recent movies including The Master, Silver Linings Playbook, Beautiful Creatures and The Host, alongside a wide range of classic titles, to Sky subscribers.

The agreement spans the first subscription pay TV and pay-per-view windows, enabling Sky Movies to show releases from Entertainment Film Distributors across its on-demand service and channels, and on a rental basis via Sky Store and Sky Movies Box Office. All films will be shown ad-free and uncut, and in HD, where permitted by the device and title.

The deal means that Sky Movies customers will enjoy exclusive access to new titles from Entertainment Film Distributors around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas. Once on Sky Movies, the films will be available on the service for more than a year, during which time they will not be available on any other TV channel or subscription service.

The movies will also be available via the Sky Movies monthly pass on Now TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky which offers easy and flexible access to Sky Movies across a range of internet-connected devices.

Tags: BSkyB, UK