Comcast's Sky Inks Content Deal With StudioCanal

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Sky has bolstered its film offerings with another major content deal, gaining access to StudioCanal's upcoming releases and library. 

Comcast-owned European pay TV giant Sky has further expanded its array of studio content deals, signing a pact with StudioCanal.

Under the arrangement, StudioCanal's upcoming releases — such as Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci drama Supernova, JoJo Moyes adaptation The Last Letter From Your Lover, female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy starrer The Electrical Life of Louis Wain — will be added to Sky's platform following their theatrical release. Sky will also have access to StudioCanal's existing movie library, which includes the likes of Paddington, The Imitation Game and The Hurt Locker.

The deal follows a partnership Sky signed with Amazon in December bringing Prime Video to its platform. Other content pacts include Netflix, Disney+, Entertainment One, Warner Media, Showtime, Discovery, Fox and Sony, with Sky seeking to be the main destination for all the key streaming services and studios.

"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," said Sarah Wright, Sky U.K.'s director of Sky cinema and acquisitions.

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

StudioCanal and Sky already have experience collaborating, having worked together on two Sky originals, The Secret Garden and recently-released Noel Coward adaptation Blithe Spirit.

"We are delighted to be bringing our exciting upcoming lineup of films and the glories of the StudioCanal catalog to the fantastic and ever evolving Sky platform," said StudioCanal U.K. CEO Alex Hamilton. "We look forward to a great collaboration together over the coming months and beyond."