As more and more entertainment juggernauts launch their own streaming services, the amount of licensed content in Netflix’s massive library has continued to drop. Not long ago, you could watch The Office, Friends, and The Avengers on Netflix, but now those shows and movies are exclusively available on discrete streaming services. Just last week, a report said that Comcast was considering taking its NBCUniversal movies off of Netflix as well and locking them on Peacock. The good news for Netflix subscribers is that Netflix has a plan to combat its rivals.
On Thursday, Sony announced that Netflix will have the first pay window rights in the US for all Sony Pictures movies that come out in theaters, starting with its 2022 film slate. Netflix and Sony already had a similar deal in place for Sony Pictures Animation movies, but now live-action movies will hit Netflix as well.
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With this new deal, Netflix will be the only place to watch Sony movies after their theatrical and home entertainment windows come to a close. Sony says that some of the movies that will be part of the deal include Morbius, Uncharted, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Bullet Train, all of which are set to release in theaters next year. It will also include the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as well as any future Spider-Man, Venom, Jum