Sky Anytime Secures All Six Major Movie Studios

Suddenly Apple should start looking over its shoulder...

It isn’t often that iTunes gets bested in licensed content, but it just got beaten to a biggie this week…

Following the recent game changing evolution of Sky Anytime Rupert Murdock’s corporate monolith has announced vital licensing deals with Paramount and Warner Bros making it the first online download outlet to ink agreements with all six major movie studios.

Consequently, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Sony, Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros flicks will come to the service from early next year giving Sky a streaming and download-to-own portfolio which will make Steve Jobs green with envy. What titles can we expect its latest duo to provide? Oh just minor ones like Mission Impossible 3, Saving Private Ryan and Top Gun from Paramount and such minnows as the Harry Potter series, Superman Returns and Poseidon from Warner Bros…

“The evolution of Sky Movies into a multiplatform, multimedia service is driven by customer demands,” said Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Sky Box Office in possibly one of the most anticlimactic official comments ever made.

Still, sweeping this to one side, Sky suddenly finds itself at the heart of the television, fixed line, broadband and online download markets. Anyone like to place bets on a mobile service before the end of 2008…?

Sky Anytime

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