Sony Pictures Signs Exclusive Deal with Sky in UK


With Netflix looking to flex its muscles in the world stage, Sky, their European competitor just made life a little more difficult for them by signing an exclusive deal with Sony Pictures in the UK. Under the deal, Sky would get exclusive access to Sony Pictures films, 6 months after their theatrical release like the upcoming Will Smith film, After Earth. Sky would also be able to keep Nextflix away from recent titles like Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Django Unchained. Sony Pictures has most recently been the center of much debate after CBS signaled an interest to buy the company from Sony Corp.


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