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Sky New Zealand scores content deals with major US studios

Sky Network Television Ltd. concluded a set of long-term premium drama and movie deals with U.S.-based studios that will see TV programming and blockbuster films screened on Sky's linear and streaming platforms in New Zealand.

Sky finalized a deal with 21st Century Fox Inc.'s Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to gives the New Zealand-based company exclusive access to all upcoming titles aired on the U.S. FX Network (US), which is known for original dramas and limited series such as "American Crime Story," "Snowfall" and "Feud."

Upcoming FX titles to be broadcast on Sky will consist of Ryan Murphy's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," "Feud: Charles and Diana" and the much-awaited "Trust," Danny Boyle's star-studded limited series on the life of oil heir John Paul Getty III.

Sky also secured an exclusive first-run content deal with Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. International Television Distribution Inc., which includes popular DC series such as "The Flash," "Supergirl,"Arrow" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

An extended deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. will see new blockbuster movies arriving on Sky platforms, namely Sky Box Office, Sky Movies and streaming service NEON.

Sky also reached an agreement with Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment, which will enable all new feature titles to be exclusively screened on Sky's movie channels. The deal gives Sky movie-tier customers access to all new titles on SKY On Demand at any time within the title license period, regardless of the title's premiere date.