In a world of quickly proliferating streaming services, the deal — once the kind that would have typically gone to premium cable networks — is an anomaly. Sony is the only traditional Hollywood studios without a streaming service of its own. The Walt Disney Co. has Disney+, Warner Bros. has HBO Max, Universal Pictures has Peacock and Paramount Pictures has Paramount+.
Wednesday's deal replaces a long-running agreement between Sony and Starz. Financial terms weren't disclosed. During the pandemic, Sony previously sold to Netflix Kevin Hart’s “Fatherhood,” “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” and “Wish Dragon.” It also sent “Greyhound" to Apple TV+ and “American Pickle” to HBO Max.