Machinima Connects With Sky, Amazon

Will offer programming for Sky Q, add-on subscription via Amazon Prime
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Machinima, the digital programmer focused on fandom and gaming culture, said it will be expanding its reach through deals with Sky in the U.K./Ireland and with Amazon.

Machinima will be offering programming on Sky Q, Sky’s new multiscreen, next-gen pay TV platform.

Machinima will also be offered as an add-on subscription (for $2.99 per month ) via Amazon Prime in the “coming weeks,” joining a growing number of SVOD providers to jump on board the new Amazon Streaming Partners Program.

Machinima also sells an SVOD service on an a la carte basis via PlayStation Vue (for $3.99 per month or $1.99 per month to PlayStation Plus members), and as part of PS Vue’s Elite multichannel package.

Machinima said the new deals with Sky and Amazon come on the heels of distribution agreements with Sohu in China and AMC Networks Iberia (Spain and Portugal).

“These deals showcase the power and appeal of the Machinima brand and are important steps as we continue to expand our programming service to an increasingly significant number of digital video platforms, providing them with high quality, millennial-targeted video content for today’s mobile, social media world,” Chad Gutstein, Machinima’s CEO said, in a statement. “Our relationships with Sky, Amazon Video, AMC, and Sohu represent the beginning stages of a global approach to partnering with platforms and programmers that have wide distribution and audiences with a voracious appetite for Machinima’s heroes, gaming and eSports programming."