Sky Studios


Noel Tovey in at Sky as MD of new Elstree studio

Pinewood and Shepperton Studios alum Noel Tovey has been appointed to become MD at Sky Studios Elstree. Tovey will take on overall responsibility for management of the company’s soon-to-open film and TV studio, which will house 13 sound stages across 27.5 acres. Earlier this week it was confirmed that Wicked, from Sky’s Comcast sibling Universal Pictures, […]

Sky Studios names YouTube EMEA chief Cécile Frot-Coutaz as CEO

European media giant Sky has appointed the head of YouTube in EMEA and former Fremantle chief Cécile Frot-Coutaz as CEO of Sky Studios. Frot-Coutaz, who replaces current CEO Gary Davey, will oversee the funding, development, production and commissioning teams for scripted Sky originals and take charge of Sky Studios’ global portfolio of production companies. These […]

Australian SVOD Stan strikes NBCU deal for Sky Studios and Peacock shows

Australian SVOD Stan has agreed a huge output deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution, handing it rights to shows from NBCU-owned Sky Studios, NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) and the company’s recently launched US streamer Peacock – including Brave New World and Dr Death. The deal will see Stan – owned by Aussie operator Nine Entertainment […]

Sky looks to partner with new D2C players as it doubles originals spend

The launch of Sky Studios, the pay TV operator’s new production arm, gives the Comcast-owned pay TV operator an opportunity to “develop European stories at a scale that we’ve never really seen before”, according to Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch. Speaking on Comcast’s quarterly earnings call, Darroch said that Sky would double the amount it spent […]

Sky doubles investment in originals and launches Sky Studios

UK broadcaster Sky has announced the opening of Sky Studios, its Europe-wide development and production hub. The company also announced an injection of investment in its original programming, promising that spend will ‘more than double’ over the next five years. The announcement is a mark of confidence from new parent company Comcast, following the broadcast […]