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Sky to make cinema releases available the same day in homes

The Invisible Man and Trolls World Tour are among the line-up.

The Invisible Man
Credit: Universal Pictures

Sky has announced that its customers will be able to watch some cinema releases in the comfort of their home the same day they are released on the big screen.

They have partnered with NBCUniversal to make a range of movies available to rent at home through Sky Store, on the same day as the global premieres. This will begin with DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour on 6 April, the sequel to the Trolls blockbuster.

This marks the first-time customers have been able to rent NBCUniversal movies as soon as they hit cinemas. This Friday, The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma will also be available on-demand on Sky Store, following their recent release in cinemas.

Stephen van Rooyen, EVP & CEO, Sky UK and Europe said: “We’re working hard at Sky to make sure we continue to look after our customers. We’re also introducing some things to help make life a little easier for anyone at home trying to work, stay connected to loved ones, or keep the family entertained.”

Sky will also be doing the following for customers to make staying at home a bit easier:

  • Sky Go Extra will be available to all customers for free, so busy homes will have access to Sky TV on three screens at the same time
  • Calls to UK landlines at any time of day will be free for existing Sky Talk customers from this weekend to the end of April
  • All Sky Mobile customers will get a 10GB data boost into their Piggybanks, free of charge. This can be shared across all the SIMs on the account
  • Call centres and engineers will prioritise the needs of existing customers to ensure their service keeps running smoothly
  • The Broadband, Talk and Mobile networks have been designed to handle high traffic peaks at all times of the day and night, and Sky’s network engineers are working hard to ensure they are tested, monitored and improved 24/7
  • YouTube kids and Disney+ will be coming to Sky Q in the coming weeks, to give families even more entertainment choices

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