Sky strikes deal to add Netflix to its European pay-TV bundles

Sky, the European pay-TV group at the centre of a fierce takeover battle, said the idea could add online video service Netflix to a brand-new TV bundle, bringing drama like “The Crown” to its sport in addition to entertainment offer for once.

Netflix’s mix of original drama in addition to movies has proved common globally, with subscriber numbers reaching nearly 118 million at the end of 2017, bringing brand-new competition to traditional pay-TV cable in addition to satellite providers.

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said the tie-up could enable customers to access even more entertainment on its platform.

“By placing Sky in addition to Netflix content side by side, along with programmes by the likes of HBO, Showtime, Fox in addition to Disney, we are doing the entertainment experience even easier in addition to simpler for our customers,” he said.

Netflix will launch on Sky’s premium Sky Q product in Britain in addition to Ireland that will year, in addition to in Germany, Austria in addition to Italy thereafter, Sky said.

Sky, which Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox in addition to Comcast Corp are battling over, struck a deal with British rival BT last year to carry each additional’s sports channels, enabling viewers to see more Premier League soccer on one platform.

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