Netflix Gets Exclusive Rights to Stream Sony Films

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The Uncharted movie is coming to Netflix, along with several other Sony movies starting in 2022, a new Variety report says.

After a years-long bidding war, Netflix bought the rights to stream Sony Pictures Entertainment movies in what’s known as a pay one agreement.

That means nine months after the movies debut in theaters, Netflix will have exclusive streaming rights for a set time.

Variety said Netflix also secured a contract to stream Sony movies produced for the direct-to-streaming market

Sony’s film lineup from 2022 onward includes the Uncharted movie, Ghost of Tsushima, possibly more Resident Evil movies, and whatever movies PlayStation Productions has in the pipeline.

Netflix is also obligated to stream “an unspecified number of older titles from Sony’s movie vault”

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Netflix Gets Exclusive Rights to Stream Sony Films

Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global film, said:

Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement. 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.

It doesn’t mean Netflix is the only outlet for Sony films, though.

The deal leaves room for Sony to court other streaming partners and only applies to the U.S.

Additionally, Variety’s sources said Sony is working on another licensing deal aside from the Netflix one.


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[Source: Variety]

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