Sony Signs Multi-Year Distribution Deal With VOD Service MUBI

Films such as “Taxi Driver,” “Dr. Strangelove,” and “Snatch” will now be available on online platform

Sony Pictures Television announced Friday that they have signed a multi-year distribution deal with video-on-demand service MUBI.

The new partnership marks the first major studio deal for MUBI, and will allow Sony Pictures Television films to be available on demand for MUBI members.

The deal with Sony, which is exclusive to the UK market, adds new content to MUBI’s growing library of premium titles. A number of classic and highly-regarded films will now be available on the service. Titles include “Taxi Driver,” “Closer,” “Dr.Strangelove,” “Buffalo 66,” and “Snatch.”

MUBI was founded in 2007 by Efe Cakarel. The service features a constantly rotating lineup of classic and arthouse films, curated by its staff. It is available in more than 200 countries and across multiple platforms. The service is unique in that only about 30 films are available at any one time, with one title being removed each day while another is added.

“MUBI is already curating the best of cinema for its audience,” Cakarel said. “International film has been at the core of our film selection but this deal will allow us to program some of the greatest and most popular films ever made.”

Today’s announcement follows MUBI’s recent deals with other distribution partners including eOne, Icon and StudioCanal.

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