11 Feb 2021

Sky signs content deal with ViacomCBS

10:56 am on 11 February 2021

Sky Television has signed a multi-year deal with global production giant ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group to show its content on its platforms.

Sky headquarters in Mt Wellington.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

The agreement means Sky and Neon customers will be able to watch content from CBS and have exclusive access to its Showtime programmes.

Sky chief executive Sophie Moloney said the deal was signed with its customers in front of its mind.

"We've utilised customer insights including our 25,000 strong Sky Nation panel and, in doing so, we've secured our customers the content that they love and value.

"From binge-able premium drama to the ever-popular top tier crime series, we believe the depth and breadth of quality content will delight our customers."

The new deal comes after Sky signed a long-term contract with ViacomCBS to continue showing popular channels MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.