Telefonica, Sony Pictures Sign Deal for Latin American VOD Rights

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Deal will include feature films and TV series.

MADRID - Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and Sony Pictures announced Thursday an agreement that gives the Telefonica Group rights to all new Sony Pictures film releases for its Latin American video on demand platforms (VoD).

The deal, which includes a wide selection of catalogue content and TV series also, allows users access Sony Pictures’ feature film content, including new releases, on a pay per view basis. Subscribers to the company’s monthly subscription services will have access to a wide selection of library films and series.

VOD titles include titles like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, and The Smurfs, as well as future releases such as Men in Black III and The Amazing Spider-Man.

The deal-- which follows similar agreements between the two companies in Spain, the Czech Republic and German-- encompasses multi-screen access via online TV, tablets, PCs, smartphones or game consoles. 

 “We are excited to extend our already successful partnership with Telefónica into Latin America," Robert Lanier, vice president, new media and pay TV, international distribution for Sony Pictures Television said. "Our high quality feature films and television series are on demand across platforms in Latin America and around the world.”

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