Sky has secured pay-TV rights to titles from STUDIOCANAL, Canal+ Group’s film production and distribution company.
The movies will be available to Sky Q subscribers and NOW TV customers with a Cinema Pass.
Customers will be able 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.
Titles from STUDIOCANAL’s existing movie library will be brought onto Sky Cinema and NOW TV, adding 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.”
STUDIOCANAL and Sky have previously worked together on two Sky Originals – The Secret Garden, based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Blithe Spirit a reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy which premiered on 15 January.
Alex Hamilton, CEO STUDIOCANAL UK added: “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.”
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.