Warner Bros. Extends Multiyear Deal With Germany's Sky Deutschland
The all-platform deal gives Sky German-language on-demand and pay TV rights to Warner films such as 'Interstellar' and 'Horrible Bosses 2'
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has extended its multiyear deal with Germany's Sky Deutschland, giving Sky exclusive on-demand and pay TV rights in Germany and Austria for new Warner Bros. films, including Christopher Nolan's hotly anticipated space thriller Interstellar, which Warner Bros. co-produced with Paramount, comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 and George Miller's Max Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
The deal also includes films from Warner's German feature catalog, such as The Nanny from Teutonic hit maker Matthias Schweighofer.
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is in the process of selling its majority stake in Sky Deutschland to Brit-based BSkyB in a deal that will see BSkyB take at least 69 percent of the German pay TV group.
BSkyB is also taking full control of Fox's Sky Italia and will combine the three pay TV groups to form Europe's largest pay TV service, with 20 million subscribers.