Disney and Sony have long had a pretty good relationship with one another. They’ve collaborated on the Spider-Man series for Marvel. This new landmark agreement between the two entertainment juggernauts brings Sony’s content library over to the Disney+ and Hulu services. In addition to those two streaming services, Disney’s array of live networks like ABC, Disney Channel, FX, and Freeform have access to this wealth of content.
The deal brings Sony Picture’s properties like Spider-Man, Hotel Transylvania, and Jumanji over to Disney’s library. This covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following it’s Pay 1 TV window. Chuck Saftler, head of Business Operations for ABC, Freeform, FX, and Acquisitions in Disney Networks had this to say.
This landmark multi-year, platform agnostic agreement guarantees the team at Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution a tremendous amount of flexibility and breadth of programming possibilities to leverage Sony’s rich slate of award-winning action and family films across our direct-to-consumer services and linear channels.Chuck Saftler
Keith Le Goy President of Worldwide Distribution and Networks for Sony Pictures had this to say.
This groundbreaking agreement reconfirms the unique and enduring value of our movies to film lovers and the platforms and networks that serve them,” said Keith Le Goy, president, Worldwide Distribution and Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “We are thrilled to team up with Disney on delivering our titles to their viewers and subscribers. This agreement cements a key piece of our film distribution strategy, which is to maximize the value of each of our films, by making them available to consumers across all windows with a wide range of key partners.Keith Le Goy
Disney Adds To Its Already Massive Library
This is truly a huge deal for entertainment. It’s one more company that Disney can add their content to its services. But make no mistake, this is not Disney outright buying the rights to any of these films. So Spider-Man and his characters are still under the control of Sony. James Bond, Ghostbusters, and more are still properties of Sony.
So, what do you think of the new deal between Sony and Disney?
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