Sky deal with NBCUniversal to bring DreamWorks animation series for customers

Pay TV giant Sky NBC has partnered with Universal Global Distribution to bring an animated series from DreamWorks Animation to Sky customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
According to Variety, the deal follows deals with Discovery in June and Sony Pictures in July.
The DreamWorks Animation deal includes access to new spin-off series from movie franchises like ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Trolls’ and ‘Madagascar’. It also features the premieres of ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild,’ ‘Trolls Topia’ and ‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky’.
Stephen Van Rooyen, Executive Vice President and CEO of UK and Europe Sky, said: “Our new partnership with NBC Universal offers family favorites from DreamWorks Animation to Sky and now TV customers. Combining DreamWorks’ dreams, journeys and heroic love stories with our original and our partner content, customers can access the content they love in one place – easy. ”
“Families are spending more time at home than ever before. Because children and adults alike love DreamWorks characters, this helps them enjoy more moments together. ”
Belinda Menendez, NBC Universal’s Global Distribution and International President and CRO, said: “We are pleased to expand our long-standing relationship with Sky and Now TV through this new agreement, which will enhance the vibrant, compelling slate of the animated TV series Sky Kids Platforms. DreamWorks Animation has an outstanding pedigree in the field of children’s content and we look forward to partnering with Sky to bring these beloved characters and stories to homes across the UK and Ireland for families to enjoy. ”
Sky already has 5,000 episodes on demand from partners Viacom and Turner, and Sky Kids Originals ‘Moominvali and Morph.’ Other shows include ‘Peppa Pig,’ “Paw Patrol” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.

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