NBCUniversal, Sky Deutschland Extend Film Licensing, TV Carriage Deals

4:14 AM PST 01/07/2013 by Scott Roxborough

The multi-year film pact includes German pay TV rights to “Les Miserables” and “Anna Karenina.”

COLOGNE, Germany – NBCUniversal and News Corp.-controlled German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland have extended a multi-year film licensing deal.

The companies on Monday announced a new agreement that sees Sky secure exclusive pay TV and SVOD rights to Universal titles, including Les Miserables, Anna Karenina and Tom Cruise-starrer Oblivion, among others.

The two also reached a new networks carriage agreement that will also see Sky Deutschland launch HD versions of Universal pay TV channels Syfy and horror-focused 13th Street. Sky already carries both channels in standard definition in Germany. The two HD versions will launch in January.

Financial details of the deals were not disclosed.

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