Commencing with 2005 theatrical releases, Starz has been the exclusive first-run pay television home for the exhibition of Sony Pictures' films including titles from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, TriStar, and Screen Gems. The new SPE-Starz agreement provides movie content for all Starz platforms including its linear Starz and Encore channels in standard definition and HD, subscription VOD services in standard definition, HD On Demand and 3D On Demand, and online streaming services, including the recently launched Starz Play and Encore Play. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Big, hit Sony titles coming in 2013 exclusively on pay television to the Starz channels and services include: The Amazing Spider-Man, 21 Jump Street, Zero Dark Thirty, The Vow, Men in Black 3, and Resident Evil: Retribution. Here's what Starz CEO Chris Albrecht had to say about the deal
Sony's U.S. distribution president John Weiser also released the following statement.
Starz remains the exclusive home of Disney theatrical releases, including its Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar releases, and their accompanying digital streaming rights, into 2017.