Only a few weeks prior, Sony Pictures finalized a deal with Netflix over exclusive streaming rights for its theatrical streaming releases beginning in 2022 as well as catalog titles and some new originals they will collaborate to create. Presently Disney has additionally declared a licensing deal with Sony Pictures for theatrical releases from 2022 – 2026, as well as number of its older catalog titles.
So what’s happening? Netflix’s deal secures exclusive US rights for the period after the movies are released theatrically and on Blu-beam/video on-demand, around nine months after they turn out in theaters. Disney’s deal kicks in from that point forward, for the window where films ordinarily run on cable TV or broadcast networks with advertisements (as Deadline specifies, this deal follows up on a comparative one Sony had with the now-Disney-owned network FX).
Other than new films, the deal additionally gets streaming rights for older movies including Spider-Man films that have been absent from the MCU set on Disney+ and evne Into the Spider-Verse (after their exclusivity on Netflix expires). Other than Disney+ and the organization’s different cable networks, this additionally covers Hulu and a note in the press release it will add a “significant number of library titles” beginning in June.