Sky signs a deal with NBCUniversal for movies, shows, channels

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Sky has signed a deal with NBCUniversal.

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Sky has signed a deal with NBCUniversal.

Pay TV operator Sky has signed a content agreement with United States media distributor NBCUniversal to broadcast shows and movies.

Sky said the multi-year deal included movies from NBCUniversal, and channels E! and CNBC. Content would be available across Neon, Sky Go, Sky On Demand and free-to-air channel Prime.

Universal TV would also be available from April 30.

NBCUniversal managing director of distribution and networks for Australia and New Zealand, Chris Taylor, said the deal was the most expansive it had signed with Sky.

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The deal included new shows Young Rock, The Equalizer and We Are Lady Parts, as well as Sky Studios original productions, including Gangs of London, A Discovery of Witches and Riviera.

In February, Sky said it had more than trebled its interim net profit to just under $40 million. At the time, chief executive Sophie Moloney said a reduction in the loss of satellite television customers was a sign the business was “stabilising”.

The company has upgraded its profit forecast for the full year for a second time, forecasting an annual net profit of between $37.5m and $45m for the year to June 30.

Sky has been asking customers to register their interest in its full-speed, unlimited ultrafast broadband plans which bring Sky into direct competition with Vodafone and Spark.

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