Under the new multi-year deal, Sky Movies will be the first subscription service in the UK & Ireland to show Silver Linings Playbook [pictured] and The Master, among others.

UK broadcaster Sky has announced it has signed a new multi-year deal with Entertainment Film Distributors.

The deal includes the first subscription pay TV and pay-per-view windows, enabling Sky Movies to show releases from Entertainment Film Distributors across its On Demand service and channels, and on a rental basis via Sky Store and Sky Movies Box Office.

Under the new agreement, Sky Movies will be the first subscription service in the UK & Ireland to show award winners Silver Linings Playbook and The Master, as well as Entertainment titles such as Beautiful Creatures and The Host around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas.

Sky Movies customers will also have exclusive access to Entertainment’s back catalogue which includes the likes of Brokeback Mountain, The Departed, Gangs of New York, American Psycho and Ali.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, commented: “This new deal means that Sky Movies customers can continue to look forward to even more of the biggest films, enjoying them on demand on their Sky+HD set-top box and even taking the movies with them on their smartphone or mobile tablet. We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with Entertainment Film Distributors, who have been great partners for many years.”

“Having worked with Sky for nearly 20 years, we value their long-standing expertise in providing their customers with the best possible movie-viewing experience, helping film fans get the most out of our great selection of movies,” added Nigel Green, joint managing director of Entertainment Film Distributors.