European media and entertainment company Sky and Studiocanal, Canal+’ Group’s film production and distribution company, have announced a partnership to bring Sky customers hundreds of hours of blockbuster movies.
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European media and entertainment company Sky 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 NowTV, delivering content for all movie lovers. Customers can enjoy family classics, including "Paddington," "Paddington 2," "A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon," "Legend," "Logan Lucky," "The Imitation Game," and "The Hurt Locker".
Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions at 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 at Studiocanal UK, commented: “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 January 15. 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.
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” Sarah Wright Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions at Sky UK