Quickflix signs deal for electronic sell through rights to Breaking Bad, Justified and Masters of Sex

Quickflix has signed a deal with Sony for the electronic sell through or ownership rights to key US dramas Breaking Bad, Justified and Masters of Sex.

The deal sees the shows included in Quickflix’s premium pay-per-episode and season pass service but does not give them the streaming rights which are held by rival Fairfax/Nine joint venture Stan.

The announcement: 

Quickflix, Australia’s leading movie and TV streaming company, today announced it has entered  into an agreement with Sony Pictures to license popular and award-winning TV series programming, which will be made available via electronic sell through (EST).

TV series from Sony Pictures will be available through Quickflix’s Premium pay-per-episode (EST) and season pass service in Australia and New Zealand, including the multiple Emmy®-winning  drama Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Breaking Bad is joined by the hard-boiled crime drama Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant, as well as the saucy, sixties–set period drama, Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.

Commenting on the licensing agreement, Quickflix Founder and CEO Stephen Langsford said, “We are very excited to be introducing Sony Pictures to our stable of international and local premium content partners. Sony Pictures has established a reputation for hugely successful and critically acclaimed TV shows worldwide, and this agreement forms part of a slate of sought-after content we’re adding to our service.”

The agreement coincides with Quickflix’s growing demand for its streaming EST service. More than 60 per cent of Quickflix customers have chosen streaming, and usage is increasing with the volumes streamed growing by more than 20 per cent per quarter.

Quickflix streaming is available on more devices than any other streaming service in Australia.


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