Sony Pictures Television Signs U.K. Deal with Video-on-Demand Service MUBI

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The "curated" arthouse SVOD platform will now have access to titles including 'Taxi Driver' and 'Dr. Strangelove.'

Titles including Taxi Driver, Closer and Dr. Strangelove are heading to arthouse video-on-demand subscription service MUBI following a multi year distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television.

MUBI’s first major studio deal, announced Friday, will allow Sony Pictures Television catalog – also including All That Jazz, Buffalo 66 and Snatch – to be available to the service’s U.K. customers.

“International film has been at the core of our film selection but this deal will allow us to program some of the greatest and most popular films ever made,” said Efe Cakarel, founder and CEO of MUBI, which recently signed similar deals with eOne, StudioCanal and eOne.

Unlike VOD services such as Netflix, MUBI – which was set up in 2007 and now available in 200 territories – maintains a constantly rotating slate of 30, mostly independent films, with a new title added each day.