The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced a multi-year content licensing agreement for U.S. streaming and TV rights to Sony Pictures’ new theatrical releases across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s vast portfolio of platforms including its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu, as well as linear entertainment networks including ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic.
The deal covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following its Pay 1 TV window. The agreement builds upon the companies’ prior arrangement which saw SPE movies licensed to FX in the post-Pay 1 TV window.
The deal also grants rights to a significant number of SPE’s iconic library titles, ranging from the “Jumanji” and “Hotel Transylvania” franchises to Sony Pictures’ Universe of Marvel Characters films, (including Spider-Man.) This gives Disney enormous programming potential across its platforms and makes them especially key destinations for a robust collection of Spider-Man films.
Notably, the agreement additionally provides Hulu access to a significant number of library titles beginning as early as June 2021.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.