BT customers will be able to view Sky Movies’ trove of new films later this month, after what appears to be a mutually beneficial agreement was reached between the two rival pay-TV providers.
The timing of the agreement opens up the standard-definition versions of Sky Movies suite of channels, which typically air blockbusters a good 12 months before they land on the likes of Netflix, to BT customers in time for Christmas.
Under the terms of the deal, from October 26th, BT TV customers who are signed up to the company’s Infinity super fast broadband service and have the latest Vision+ or YouView box can add Sky Movies to their package for a monthly subscription. Alternatively, they can access Sky Movies’ content on an on-demand basis.
BT customers with its standard ADSL broadband will be able to access Sky Movies content solely on-demand.
Alex Green, director of BT TV, said: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Sky to enable our TV customers to enjoy Sky Movies and its superb offering of films for every taste, including the latest blockbusters.
“We believe this gives a tremendous boost to our BT TV film offering.”
Sky Movies channels included in the agreement are Sky Movies Premiere, Sky Movies Showcase, Sky Movies Greats, Sky Movies Disney, Sky Movies Family, Sky Movies Action & Adventure, Sky Movies Comedy, Sky Movies Crime & Thriller, Sky Movies Drama & Romance, Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror and Sky Movies Select.
Sky has yet to confirm premieres airing over the Christmas period. However, first-to-air movies in October include Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Gangster-Squad, while Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi will premiere in November.