Goodbye Starz: hello, Netflix
A new agreement has just been closed within the great war of streaming platforms. As we noted, it has been confirmed that Sony Pictures and Netflix have strengthened ties and from 2022 They will be nail and flesh in a movement the less interesting.
The idea is that the films that the Japanese company releases in theaters will later go exclusively to the US content service, with a 18 month window in which no other platform may issue said titles. According to Deadline, In charge of publishing the news, several companies would have been behind Sony to achieve such an agreement but it was finally the company led by Ted Sarandos that finally won the award.
And we say “finally” because the intention is long overdue. As is known, for years the red N has tried to close a similar agreement, however, in 2013 it was Starz (owned by Lionsgate) which took the cake with an exclusive rights deal to Sony tapes. This contract, yes, expires precisely this 2021, and it was then that Netflix, much more mature and powerful than eight years ago, has achieved its goal.
In addition to this move from cinema to the small screen, Netflix will also have the option of being the first to launch those titles that Sony considers producing. directly for streaming without going through cinema (and the firm has already promised to develop “several”). During the pandemic, the study already sold for example Greyhound from Tom Hanks to Apple TV + while many movie theaters were closed. With this new agreement, Netflix will always be the first in having the opportunity to launch these projects on its platform if it is so interesting and convenient for it – if not, Sony will at least have the freedom to move it to other services.
What movies can we see? and when?
The agreement between Netflix and Sony will have flexibility on release dates depending on the specific films to be distributed and the times that are marked. These will always be governed, according to the American publication, by the different strategies that the Asian firm takes with each film on the big screen.
Regardless of this, it has already been confirmed that “dozens of the main titles will be broadcast on Netflix exclusively after they are reproduced in theaters”, so we can go making accounts and guessing what we will find.
The first film to be released under this agreement will be Morbius, but we also know that exclusivity will affect Uncharted -to which belongs the cover image with Tom Holland, the protagonist of Spider-Man-, Where the Crawdads Sing (The Wild Girl) and Bullet Train.
After the 18 months established, Netflix will still continue to keep the movies, of course, although then Sony will already have the freedom to move its titles through other platforms that it creates as well.
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