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Sky Deutschland, Turner extend their partnership

MUMBAI: Sky Deutschland, a pay TV service provider in Germany and Austria, and Turner Broadcasting System have agreed to extend and expand their partnership for several more years.

Sky viewers will continue to have access to a broad selection of entertainment and children’s programming on the Turner pay-TV channels TNT Serie, TNT Glitz, TNT Film, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, including new American series such as ‘Salem’ (TNT Serie), original productions like ‘InStyle – Das TV-Magazin’ (TNT Glitz) or ‘Die Cartoon Network Praktikanten – Jimi und Mitja machen den Jobcheck’ (The Cartoon Network Interns’) with Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht and Mitja Lafere (Cartoon Network), special programming of films such as the double-feature of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons’ (TNT Film) and the new ‘Tom and Jerry Show’ (Boomerang).

The new agreement also comprises an extensive expansion of non-linear rights for Sky. This means that in the future an even greater selection of programming from Turner – such as ‘The Last Ship’ and ‘Murder in the First’ (TNT Serie), ‘Girls’ (TNT Glitz) and ‘Adventure Time – Abenteuerzeit mit Finn und Jake’ (Cartoon Network) – will be available via Sky On Demand Services Sky Go, Sky Anytime and Sky Online.

Sky Deutschland VP partner channels Elke Walthelm said, “For us, an important criterion in license agreements is to have top quality programming, particularly German television premieres, with a high degree of exclusivity. This strengthens the clear positioning of the channels in terms of both linear and on-demand programming highlights that are available under each respective channel brand. We are thrilled about the expanded agreement with Turner and the continuation of our successful partnership.”

Turner Broadcasting System senior VP, GM Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Middle-/Eastern Europe and Russia Hannes Heyelmann said, “We’re connected with Sky in a longstanding and successful partnership. Since TNT Glitz became part of the Sky offer in April we’re present with all our five pay-TV channels. We are delighted about the continuation of our cooperation.”