Sky has expanded its film offerings with another major content deal, with the upcoming release of StudioCanal and access to the library.
Comcast-owned European pay-TV giant Sky has expanded its array of studio content deals by signing agreements with Studio Content.
Under this arrangement, StudioCanal’s upcoming releases – such as Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci Drama Supernova, Jojo Moyes adaptation The Last Letter from Your Lovers, the female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy starr The Electrical Life of Louis Wayne – Sky was added to the stage after its theatrical release. Sky will also have access to StudioCanal’s existing film library, including the likes of Paddington, The Imitation Game, and The Hurt Locker.
The deal follows Sky, a partnership signed with Amazon in December that is bringing Prime Video to its platform. Other content pacts include Netflix, Disney +, Entertainment One, Warner Media, Showtime, Discovery, Fox, and Sony, with Sky aiming to be the main destination for all major streaming services and studios.
“StudioKanal’s brilliantly anticipated slate with films inspired by a talent to name a few, such as Supernova, The Last Letter from Your Lover and The Electrical of Life of Louis Wayne, is a great addition to the service,” Sarah Wright, Sky UK ‘Sky Cinema and Director of Acquisition.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
StudioCanal and Sky already have experience collaborating, having worked together on two Sky originals, The Secret Garden and the recently released Noel Coward adaptation Blithe Soul.
Alex Hamilton, CEO of StudioCanal U.K, said, “We are delighted to see our exciting upcoming films and glimpses of the StudioCanal catalog for the exciting and ever-evolving Sky platform.” “We look forward to a great collaboration in the coming months and beyond.”