Stan has entered into a multi-year strategic content partnership with Sony Pictures Television.

The deal will give the local streaming giant – owned by Nine – first-run access to scripted dramas including “Twisted Metal”, “Straight Man”, “Panhandle” and “Passport to Freedom”, and extend its exclusive streaming rights for “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”.

In addition, Stan subscribers will have access to iconic TV series such as “The Nanny”, “Dawson’s Creek” and “For Life” via the deal, as well as global film franchises “Spider-Man”, “Jumanji” and “Men in Black”.

Stan already has existing deals with Lionsgate, MGM and NBCU. Stan also signed a content deal with Paramount in 2019, despite Paramount launching its own streaming service just a few years later in 2021.

Martin Kugeler, Stan’s chief executive officer, said the expanded content agreement would bring a large suite of world-class premium dramas exclusively to the platform’s subscribers.

“This deal is the latest addition to our existing partnerships with major Hollywood studios and will give Stan an even stronger long-term lineup of exclusive first-run premium content,” he added.

“From “Better Call Saul” to “Spider-Man”, Sony Pictures has created some of the most iconic characters and best-loved franchises for our screens. Since bringing us “Better Call Saul”, Sony Pictures has long been an important partner of Stan. We look forward to building on our well-established relationship as we enter this new strategy partnership.”

Mike Walsh, Sony Pictures’ executive VP for international distribution and networks, added: “With their wide array of premium international and local content, Stan has been a great partner for us to reach Australian audiences. We are thrilled to extend our strong relationship with them and to have Stan as the future home for so many of our most exciting TV series and global franchises.”