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.


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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.

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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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About Sky

Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 24 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content.

Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – TV, music, games, online video, fitness and educational content, all in one place, easy. Our streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, I Hate Suzie and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, while Sky Arts, the UK’s only dedicated free-to-air arts channel, makes the arts accessible for everyone. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone.

We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve put in place a new programme to invest £30million across our markets over the next three years to tackle racial injustice.

About NOW TV

NOW TV is a leading UK streaming service, giving you the best TV, box sets, movies, sports and kids entertainment whenever, and wherever, you want it. Pick from the range of content passes including Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, Kids and reality TV with hayu.

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You can stream content to watch through the NOW TV app, available on over 60 devices including the NOW TV Smart Stick and Smart Box and even download your favourite shows and movies to watch on the go.

NOW TV is the home of the best new and original British comedies, Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy award winning dramas, Sky Originals and movies. NOW TV customers can enjoy over 30 new movies every month and Sky Atlantic shows, without a contract.

Sports fans can enjoy all the action across all 11 Sky Sports channels through day, week or month passes.

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About STUDIOCANAL

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.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,000 titles from more than 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun The Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Jojo Moyes adaptation The Last Letter from Your Lover, female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy Called Christmas and Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy starrer The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

STUDIOCANAL produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year and operates at the international level, by distributing globally its scripted productions and CANAL+ Créations Originales (1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution). STUDIOCANAL has developed a network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (On Death Row) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Narvalo, Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds), Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm).


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