Sky and Disney announce expanded relationship

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As part of a long-term deal with The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand, SKY Movies customers will have exclusive Subscription TV and SVOD (subscription video on demand) rights to upcoming films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, including Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella, Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In addition, these new release movie titles will be on SKY GO and NEON.

Also as part of this expanded relationship, SKY is excited to announce the launch of a brand new family movie channel – SKY Movies Disney – on July 1. SKY Movies Disney will be available as part of the Movie Tier and screen Disney’s family movies in HD, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

SKY and The Walt Disney Company already have a strong partnership with three Disney channels – Disney Junior, Disney Channel and the recently launched Disney XD – available to all SKY’s domestic customers as part of their basic package.

“Frankly, I couldn’t be more excited about this expanded relationship with the world’s leading entertainment producer”, says SKY CEO, John Fellet. “Disney is undoubtedly number one, from Mickey Mouse to Marvel’s Avengers, from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation to Star Wars. Disney is the place for blockbuster entertainment for all the family.”

“We are always looking for ways to offer additional value, so to carry a massive portfolio of Disney properties on SKY and our various platforms is both a privilege for us and a boon for our customers”, he added.

“We are delighted to continue to build on our great partnership with SKY and offer New Zealand viewers the latest blockbuster films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, complementing Disney’s fantastic kids and family content across our suite of channels”, said Catherine Powell, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand. “SKY Movies Disney will give movie fans of all ages a destination where they know they will find timeless storytelling and much-loved characters, all with a bit of Disney magic.”

Speaking of the wide variety of Disney properties and franchises, SKY’s Director of Entertainment, Travis Dunbar said: “Disney Channel and Disney Junior are known and loved channels to our SKY basic family viewers. And with the launch of Disney XD at the end of last year, we have kids of all ages covered from pre-to-post school for a unique Disney journey.”

“We are delighted to now confirm the continuance of all the major Disney-produced Premiere Movies on SKY Movies as well as the exciting addition of a 24/7 dedicated Disney Family Movie channel (SKY Movies Disney) available to all of our SKY Movies Tier subscribers at no additional cost.”

“There simply is no better place than SKY to experience the best that Disney has to offer”, Mr Dunbar concluded.


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