Sky, STUDIOCANAL rights deal
January 18, 2021
Sky and STUDIOCANAL, Canal+ Group’s film production and distribution company, are partnering to bring Sky customers hundreds of hours of movies on Sky Q. The content will also be available to NOW TV customers with a Cinema Pass.
Under the deal, STUDIOCANAL’s titles scheduled for release from January 2021 will be brought to Sky Cinema and NOW TV after their theatrical release. Customers will get access to upcoming titles including 2021 Awards hopeful Supernova, JoJo Moyes adaptation The Last Letter From Your Lover, female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy starring in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.
In addition to the theatrical slate, from the start of 2021 movies from STUDIOCANAL’s existing movie library will be brought onto Sky Cinema and NOW TV, delivering content for all movie lovers. Customers can enjoy family classics, including Paddington, and Paddington 2, A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon as well as action titles Legend and Logan Lucky and award-winning movies The Imitation Game and The Hurt Locker.
“There‘s so much to look forward to already on Sky Cinema this year,” commented Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions, Sky UK.” STUDIOCANAL’s brilliant theatrical slate with highly-anticipated, talent driven films such as Supernova, The Last Letter From Your Lover and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain to name a few, is a fantastic addition to the service. At Sky we’re committed to bringing customers everything they love, in one place, and our partnership with STUDIOCANAL is another step towards doing just that.”
“We are delighted to be bringing our exciting upcoming line up of films and the glories of the STUDIOCANAL catalogue to the fantastic and ever evolving Sky platform,” added Alex Hamilton, CEO STUDIOCANAL UK. “We look forward to a great collaboration together over the coming months and beyond.”
STUDIOCANAL and Sky have previously worked together on two Sky Originals – the highly-successful The Secret Garden, based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Blithe Spirit, a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy which premiered on January 15th. The deal also follows the announcement in December of a multi-year pay-TV and streaming rights deal between Sky Deutschland and STUDIOCANAL across all Sky distribution channels in Germany and Austria.