0
Video

Sky plans major new TV, film studio in Elstree

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | 10:56 CET | News

Sky has announced plans to create a new 32-acre TV and film studio at Elstree, north of London. The investment is supported by parent company Comcast and will be made in partnership with sister company NBCUniversal.

The new Sky Studios Elstree, located in the borough of Hertsmere, is expected to lead to the creation of more than 2,000 new jobs, helping boost the local economy. It will also generate additional GBP 3 billion of production investment in the UK's creative economy over the first five years of operation from Sky, NBCUniversal and other producers. It will have 14 sound stages and is expected to open in 2022, subject to planning permission.

Each of the 14 sound stages will cover over 20,000 sq ft, and the development will be able to support the production of several TV shows and films simultaneously. The site will also have production offices, a set construction workshop, screening cinema, and post-production and digital facilities.

Legal & General will develop the site and provide financing for the project. It is currently finalising a detailed design of the scheme and expects to submit a formal planning application in early-2020. 

 

 

 



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Comcast / NBCUniversal / Sky
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Sky Studio finances second series of Das Boot

Published 05 Dec 2019 16:13 CET | Germany
Sky Studios, the production unit of the broadcaster company Sky in Europe, will partially finance the second season the German ...

Sky, WarnerMedia expand programming partnership in Europe

Published 30 Oct 2019 10:20 CET | Europe
Sky and WarnerMedia have extended their long-term partnership to include new programming and co-production agreements....

Sky Studios signs new development, distribution deals

Published 28 Oct 2019 15:47 CET | United Kingdom
Sky Studios has announced new multi-year development/distribution deals with independent production firms Free@Last TV, based in ...

Sky Studios opens new scripted content Innovation Hub in Leeds

Published 18 Sep 2019 11:31 CET | United Kingdom
Sky Studios has announced a new Innovation Hub in Leeds, UK, to develop scripted content....

Sky Studios sets up new production services company in US

Published 16 Sep 2019 10:56 CET | United States
Sky's commissioning and production arm Sky Studios has announced a new production services hub in the US called The Hive ...

Sky strikes partnership deal with BBC Studios, adds CBeebies channel to pay-TV lineup

Published 22 Aug 2019 19:49 CET | New Zealand
New Zealand operator Sky and BBC Studios have signed a deal that will make pre-school channel CBeebies available in New Zealand. ...

Sky Studios invests in UK natural history producer True to Nature

Published 07 Aug 2019 21:26 CET | United Kingdom
Sky Studios has acquired a 24.9 percent stake in True to Nature (TTN), UK producer of natural history programmes. TTN will retain ...

Virgin Media inks new content partnership with Sky

Published 18 Jul 2019 15:35 CET | United Kingdom
Virgin Media and Sky have signed a new, multi-year partnership that will ensure Sky channels stay on Virgin Media platforms and ...

Sky to double original content production with new Sky Studios unit

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:30 CET | Europe
Sky announced plans to more than double its investment in original productions over the next five years, supported by the new Sky ...

Sky expands Academy Studio sessions by one third

Published 05 Jun 2019 11:54 CET | United Kingdom
Sky has announced an expansion of Sky Academy Studios to inspire 11,500 more children this year to follow a career in the ...