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Sky boosts on-demand offer with new Disney deal

Sky has agreed a new multi-year deal with Disney UK and Ireland that will let viewers watch more Disney series than are currently available through catch up TV and on-demand.

Tinker BellThrough the deal, viewers will be able to watch more Disney Channels content on-demand, and will also be able to access ABC Studios drama and comedy series such as ScandalGrey’s Anatomy and Scrubs via ABC Studios on demand through Sky Box Sets.

Also included in the deal are first pay TV window Disney films. Sky Movies and Now TV Sky Movies pass customers will be able to watch movies like Inside OutThe Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens around nine months after their release in cinemas.

The Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior channels will also continue to be available through Sky’s subscription packages in both standard and high definition.

Sky said the deal provides “even more flexibility for customers to watch where they want with Sky Go, the mobile TV service” and means viewers can get Disney movies, channels and on-demand content on more than 70 compatible devices including mobiles, tablets and games consoles.

“Sky and Disney have been working together for almost 25 years. Our collaboration has continued to grow and the launch of the exclusive Sky Movies Disney channel two years ago has been a huge success,” said Gary Davey, managing director, content, Sky.

Mark Endemano, senior VP and general manager, media distribution, Disney EMEA said: “With our shared goal of bringing the highest quality, creative entertainment to audiences in the UK and Ireland in ever more flexible ways, we are extending our relationship with Sky to offer subscribers our movies, series, and our channels at home and on the go.”