Unlike Disney, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, Sony notably has not launched a direct-to-consumer streaming service to compete with Netflix.
Instead, the studio is cementing its future in a major deal with Netflix. Sonyhas inked amultiyear, exclusive first-pay-window licensing deal in the U.S.
that will allow Netflix first-pay-window rights to Sony Pictures titles following their theatrical and home entertainment windows, the studio announced Thursday. (The typical pay-one window is 18 months.)Since 2006, Sony's pay-TV partner has been Lionsgate-owned Starz.
For theatrically released films, the five-year pact will begin with Sony's 2022 slate, which includes Morbius, Uncharted, Bullet Trainand the sequel to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into.Read more on hollywoodreporter.com