The streaming service Netflix has signed an exclusive deal with Sony. Sony’s films, including Uncharted, will only be available there.
From 2022 onwards, all Sony Pictures films will be shown on Netflix in the USA before all other streaming services, as soon as the exploitation of the cinema and Hi-Fi cinema (Blu-Ray) has been completed. This gives Netflix a right of first refusal if Sony films are published directly as a stream. If the service does not act, Sony is free to offer productions elsewhere.
The industry magazine Deadline reports from an exclusive 18-month exploitation window. It is unknown how much Netflix paid for the deal. Deadline, however, assumes around $ 1 billion over four years. The streaming provider has thus secured films such as “Bullet Train”, the video game adaptation “Uncharted” with Tom Holland, as well as the sequels to “Jumanji”, “Venom”, “Bad Boys” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider” -Verse “. It is currently unknown whether the deal will also be extended to the German market.
This is important for Netflix, especially due to the increasing number of streaming services from large producers (Disney +, HBO Max), who were previously suppliers of new content for the company, but now primarily sell their content exclusively on its own portals.