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‘Spider-Man’, other Sony films to hit Netflix after theatres

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Streaming service Netflix Inc reached a deal to supply new “Spider-Man” motion pictures and different movies from Sony Photos to U.S. prospects after they play in theatres, the businesses mentioned on Thursday.

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The five-year association will start with the 2022 slate of flicks, which is scheduled to incorporate Marvel movie “Morbius,” best-selling guide adaptation “The place the Crawdads Sing” and Brad Pitt thriller “Bullet Prepare.”

Future releases are anticipated to incorporate new instalments within the Spider-Man, Venom, Jumanji and Dangerous Boys franchises.

The films will hit Netflix after they’ve completed their run in theatres and been made obtainable for dwelling viewing by way of video-on-demand. That interval usually extends for months, although studios have been experimenting with providing movies in houses sooner in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below the brand new deal, Netflix additionally will stream some older movies from Sony’s library and may have the primary probability to choose up any motion pictures that Sony makes straight for streaming.

The world’s largest streaming service is trying to bolster its film choices because it faces rising competitors from Walt Disney Co, AT&T Inc’s HBO Max and others.

Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed. The fee to Netflix relies upon partly on what number of motion pictures Sony releases and the way every movie performs on the field workplace.

Shares in Netflix rose almost 1.2% to $553.85 in afternoon buying and selling on Nasdaq.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles and Nilanjana Basu in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Ramakrishnan M. and Kevin Liffey

Reuters

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