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LEONINE Studios and Sky Deutschland expand partnership with a multi-year license deal

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LEONINE Studios and Sky Deutschland expand partnership with a multi-year license deal

  • Sky Deutschland acquires exclusive first pay TV rights and exclusive SVOD rights for a period of 12 months to upcoming LEONINE Studios top titles with theatrical release starting January 1, 2022
  • Exclusive pay TV and non-exclusive SVOD rights to a number of library titles are also part of the agreement

Munich, January 18, 2022 – LEONINE Studios and Sky Deutschland have signed a multi-year licensing agreement. With this agreement, Sky Deutschland secures the exclusive first pay TV rights and the exclusive SVOD rights for a period of 12 months to the upcoming theatrical feature films and home entertainment titles from LEONINE Studios' premium content line-up. In addition, the exclusive pay TV and non-exclusive SVOD rights to a number of library titles are part of the deal.

LEONINE Studios CEO Fred Kogel comments the deal: "We’re delighted that we can now complement our long-standing production partnership with Sky Deutschland, which includes among others, Sky Originals such as THE IBIZA AFFAIR and PAGAN PEAK from our production division, with an extensive premium line-up of top German and international feature films."

Devesh Raj, CEO Sky Deutschland, adds: “We are thrilled to continue our successful cooperation with LEONINE Studios. This multi-year licensing partnership will include an impressive line-up of top feature films. It is an important step for Sky and allows us to bring even more fantastic content to our customers”.

The multi-year license agreement includes among others Simon Kinberg’s THE 355, Roland Emmerich’s MOONFALL, Guy Ritchie’s OPERATION FORTUNE, Reid Carolin’s and Channing Tatum’s DOG, Jennifer Lopez starrer SHOTGUN WEDDING as well as two upcoming German films: The LEONINE Studios’ co-production THE SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2, the sequel to Germany’s most successful theatrical release 2021 with more than 1.5 million admissions, and the upcoming comedy JGA, the second film by award winning director Alireza Golafshan (THE GOLDFISH) from LEONINE Studios’ production banner Wiedemann & Berg Film, the producers of Germany’s No. 1 hits NIGHTFALL and WELCOME TO GERMANY.

About LEONINE Studios

LEONINE Studios is a leading independent German content house focusing on inspiring viewers with premium content and being a reliable partner for creative talents.

With its three divisions LEONINE Production, LEONINE Distribution and LEONINE Licensing, the media company covers the entire value chain of the content business. LEONINE Studios produces feature films, series, TV shows, entertainment formats, infotainment formats, content for social media channels, and co-produces national and international fiction formats. The LEONINE Studios production companies – i&u TV, Odeon Entertainment, Odeon Fiction, SEO Entertainment, W&B Television and Wiedemann & Berg Film – are led by award-winning producers with long-term ties to outstanding creative talents. LEONINE Studios distributes its content in theaters, on digital services, in home entertainment and on TV channels. In this context, the company also draws on its market-leading license library which includes programs in all formats and genres. LEONINE Studios’ independence assures that all players in the content sector can be provided with premium content – digital streaming providers, pay TV partners as well as public and private television broadcasters.

About Sky Deutschland

Sky Deutschland is one of the leading entertainment providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The program lineup consists of the best live sports, exclusive series, the latest movies, diverse children's programming, exciting documentaries and entertaining shows - many of them Sky Originals. In addition to the free-to-air channel Sky Sport News, viewers can watch the program at home and on the move via Sky Q and Sky Ticket. The Sky Q entertainment platform offers everything from a single source: Sky and free TV channels, thousands of movies and series on demand, media libraries, and many other apps. With Sky Ticket, customers can stream series, movies, and live sports flexibly in terms of location and time, and on a monthly cancellation basis. Sky Deutschland, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, is part of the Comcast Group and belongs to Europe's leading entertainment group Sky Limited.

Press contacts:

Henriette Gutmann

Head of Corporate Communication & Sales Marketing, LEONINE Studios

Phone +49 (0)89 999 513 - 0


Alina Hülsken

Manager Public Relations, LEONINE Studios

Phone +49 (0)89 999 513 - 0


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