Sky and STUDIOCANAL sign deal to bring host of upcoming releases and classic films to Sky Cinema customers

  • Deal brings a range of movies from STUDIOCANAL’S existing library to Sky and NOW TV customers
  • Future releases will come to Sky Cinema and NOW TV customers after their theatrical release

Sky, Europe’s leading media and entertainment company, and STUDIOCANAL, Canal+’ Group’s film production and distribution company, have announced a partnership to bring Sky customers hundreds of hours of blockbuster movies. This new partnership makes it even easier for customers to access everything they love, all in one place, 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.

Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions, Sky UK said:

“There‘s so much to look forward to already on Sky Cinema this year. 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.”

Alex Hamilton, CEO STUDIOCANAL UK comments 

“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. 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 15 January. 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.

It marks the latest addition in Sky’s commitment to bringing the best entertainment together all in one place, on Sky Q. In the latter part of 2020, Sky finalised a new multi-year European partnership with Amazon, launching Prime Video on Sky and NOW TV devices, and signed a long-term partnership with Entertainment One, bolstering Sky Cinema’s offerings. Sky customers already have access to content from Netflix, Disney+ (UK and Ireland), Warner Media (HBO), Showtime, Discovery, Fox, Sony and many other partners in each of our markets. Adding to this, Sky has brought lifestyle and entertainment apps like Fiit and Roxi onto the Sky Q platform, making it easier for customers to access everything they love, all in one place.

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

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