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Vubiquity, Sky Extend Digital Distribution Agreement

10 Aug, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Vubiquity has extended a 2012 wholesale content supply chain contract with Sky, the British satellite pay-TV operator owned by 21st Century Fox.

Under the deal, Los Angeles-based Vubiquity processes and delivers more than 5,000 hours of video content every month for Sky, including both pre-recorded and live content, to catch-up services and over-the-top video within 12 hours.

“It is crucial that we fulfill our obligations to our wholesale partners. Vubiquity delivers on time, every time with this service in a professional manner that gives us no hesitation to extend our agreement,” Mark Winterbottom, director of Sky channel distribution at Sky, said in a statement.

In addition to pay-TV, Sky operates Sky Store, which markets “Buy & Keep Box Sets,” featuring HD digital access to movies and TV series such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me, and “House of Cards,” “Sons of Anarchy, “Homeland” and “Breaking Bad,” among others. The sets include a digital copy in the cloud and DVD delivered by mail.

Headed by former Warner Bros. Home Entertainment technical executive Darcy Antonellis, Vubiquity partners with more than 600 film studios, television networks and independent producers, to help distribute their content to more than 1,000 global video distributors.

“The growth of catch-up services and OTT continues to provide content owners with new, fast and exciting routes to monetize both new and library content, and in some instances reinvigorating older media libraries. It provides a compelling and attractive proposition to content owners,” Adam Poulter, managing director of Vubiquity International.

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