Sky Plans Major New Studio at Elstree in the U.K.

Comcast’s Sky plans to open a 14-stage studio at Elstree in the U.K., outside London. The European pay-tv company has recently launched content unit Sky Studios and said its new studio complex, which needs planning permission, would lead to the creation of 2,000 new jobs.

As well as Sky shows, the new studio space is also expected also host film productions from stablemates Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Working Title, and television series from NBCUniversal Content Studios. It will also have capacity to host productions from third-party producers.

“Sky Studios Elstree will play a pivotal role in bringing the wealth of U.K. and European talent and creativity to the world,” said Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s group chief executive. “We know our customers love our award-winning Sky Originals like ‘Chernobyl,’ and our investment in Sky Studios Elstree will enable us to bring more unique stories to more viewers.”

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