Sky signs multi-year deal to carry Disney+ on Sky Q

posted on Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 by Steve May

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Disney+ is coming to Sky Q. Sky and Disney have announced a new multi-year deal, making Disney+ available for purchase on the Sky Q platform, to be followed by NOW TV in the coming months.

The eagerly anticipated new streaming service offers new shows from the Star Wars universe (The Mandalorian was a breakout launch it) Marvel, Pixar and National Geographic.

The deal also includes the first-pay window for 20th Century titles, ensuring Sky Cinema customers will have access to recent theatrical hits, like Le Mans ’66 and Terminator: Dark Fate.

“We’ve built a strong partnership with Disney over three decades and we’re pleased that our customers in the UK and Ireland can continue to enjoy their world-class content,” says Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group Chief Executive. “This is a great start to what is set to be another stellar year for Sky,in 2020 we’ll launch new channels and genres, start building Sky Studios Elstree and we’ve got brilliant new and returning originals coming too.”

Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International adds:, “We are delighted that Sky is selling the Disney+ service on their platform and, along with our other distribution partners, will deliver exceptional reach at launch.”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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