Netflix Will Have Exclusive Streaming Rights to New Sony Movies Next Year

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Netflix and Sony have made a deal for Sony Pictures theatrical releases to stream exclusively on Netflix, beginning next year. The new titles will make their way to Netflix after leaving theaters and being released on DVD or Blu Ray.

The deal will include Morbius, Uncharted, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Bullet Train. Netflix will also be able to bring Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to the platform. Sony will give Netflix first rights to direct to streaming titles as well.

“Netflix has been a terrific partner as we continue to
expand our relationship,” said Keith Le Goy, President, Worldwide Distribution
and Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment in an announcement about the deal
Thursday. “At Sony Pictures, we produce some of the biggest blockbusters and
the most creative, original films in the industry. This exciting agreement
further demonstrates the importance of that content to our distribution
partners as they grow their audiences and deliver the very best in
entertainment.”

“Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to
expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement,” said Netflix
global film head Scott Stuber. “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.”

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