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(Reuters) – Cineworld said on Monday its biggest shareholder would sell almost a third of its stake in the British cinema operator to refinance a margin loan, after shares in the company sank to a 7-year low on bets audiences would collapse in the coronavirus crisis.
Shares in the company (CINE.L) sank by a fifth in value in early trading, following news of the sale by Global City Theatres (GCT) of a 7.9% stake for about 116 million pounds to buyers including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.
Cineworld, whose shares have sunk 50% this year amid a surge in bets by stock market short sellers against it, said the proceeds of the sale would be used to restructure GCT’s existing margin loan facility with Barclays and HSBC into a new secured corporate loan.
The new secured facility had no margining provisions or connection to the price of the company’s shares, it said.
Shares in both GCT and its parent company Global City Holdings B.V. are held in trusts for the children of Cineworld Chief Executive Officer Moshe Greidinger and deputy CEO Israel Greidinger.
Cineworld stressed that both men remained committed to Cineworld as members of its management team. After the sale GCT will still hold 275 million shares, or 20% of the company.
According to Reuters calculations based on the details given by the company, GCT sold its stake at around 107.4 pence per share, already a discount to Friday’s close, after the company’s stock was hammered by news that the latest James Bond premiere would be delayed by seven months.
By 0814 GMT on Monday, shares were trading down 23% from the previous close at 87 pence.
An affiliate of GIC bought 62 million of the 108 million shares sold in the deal, representing around 4.5% of Cineworld’s share capital, the company said.
Reporting by Tanishaa Nadkar
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Service to launch in Europe this month will be integrated into Sky Q’s set top box
Disney has struck a deal with Sky to make its new streaming service available to more than 13m UK households.
Disney+, which is due to launch in the UK and much of western Europe on 24 March, is to be integrated into the Sky Q box, to be followed by Sky’s streaming service Now TV in the coming months. Disney+ is also being made available as a standalone app.
The multi-year deal is structured in a similar way to Sky’s deal with Netflix, which includes Netflix programming being included in the Sky TV and on-demand service that was renewed last month.
As part of the new deal, content from Fox, such as The Simpsons, and Hollywood films including Le Mans ’66 and Terminator: Dark Fate, will continue to be available on Sky TV and Sky Cinema as well as Disney+. Disney paid $71bn (£55bn) for Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox last year.
“We’ve built a strong partnership with Disney over three decades and we’re pleased that our customers in the UK and Ireland can continue to enjoy their world-class content – all in one place on Sky Q,” said Jeremy Darroch, group chief executive of Sky.
Sky’s deal with Disney is non-exclusive, meaning Sky’s rivals Virgin Media and BT will be able to strike distribution deals.
“We are delighted that Sky is selling the Disney+ service on their platform and, along with our other distribution partners, will deliver exceptional reach at launch,” said Kevin Mayer, chairman of Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business.
BT-owned telecoms company EE is expected to strike a deal to be the exclusive mobile operator to offer Disney+.
“EE looks to be in prime position given its track record in securing key premium content partnerships,” says Paolo Pescatore, media and tech analyst at PP Foresight.
Disney+, which has been cut to £49.99 for an annual subscription as an introductory offer ahead of launch, will offer content including the $100m Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, Pixar hits such as Toy Story and family favourites such as Frozen 2.
The initial Disney+ offering is significantly cheaper than Netflix, which charges £7.99 a month for its most popular package, and Prime Video, which costs £79 a year.
By Mark Sweney
(qlmbusinessnews.com via news.sky.com–Wed, 19th Feb 2020) London, Uk – –
A US-based firm says its first investment in the UK will be located outside Reading in Berkshire and operational in 2022.
A US company has announced plans to build a new film and TV studio in Berkshire, saying the £150m facility will create up to 3,000 jobs.
Blackhall Studios – based in Atlanta, Georgia – said its first foray overseas and into the UK market would deliver “the largest purpose-built film studio and digital creative hub complex in the UK”.
It added that several other opportunities were being considered in the country as clients including Disney and Universal – part of Sky News parent company Comcast – seek additional studio space.
The announcement was made two months after Sky revealed its own plans for a new 14-stage site beside the current Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire in a boost for the creative economy.
Netflix completed an agreement last year to create a production hub at Shepperton Studios.
Blackhall, which has hosted production on movies including Godzilla: King of Monsters' and Venom, said its planned UK studio space would be on the University of Reading-owned Thames Valley Science Park and be worth £500m to the economy once completed.
Of the 3,000 jobs it expects the project to create, half the number could be based at the new studios.
Chief executive Ryan Millsap said: “We are excited to be establishing a base in the UK.
“Blackhall is the global standard for entertainment production space and our US-based clients like Disney, Universal and Sony are all asking us to expand into the UK to meet their desire to create productions here.
“We are very excited about the prospect of investing in the UK creative industries as one of the most vibrant markets in the world.”
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said: “The UK and the US are each other's largest investors, and this announcement demonstrates the strength of our trading relationship, which benefits all sectors and regions in
“Blackhall's commitment is a strong endorsement of our creative industry and the great creatives that work in UK film, and is set to deliver hundreds of new jobs in the area.”
By James Sillars
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Bonilla a la vista sees sales surge after its distinctive tins feature in Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning comedy thriller
Parasite’s Oscar-night triumphs may have been celebrated mainly in its native South Korea and in the many outposts of the country’s diaspora, but the film has also been toasted on an industrial estate in north-west Spain.
The Galician town of Arteixo is home to a family-owned business that exports 40 tonnes of its crisps to South Korea each year, and whose products have won over more mouths thanks to an unexpected cameo role in Bong Joon-ho’s comedy thriller.
Bonilla a la vista, which has been making crisps and churros for almost a century, first realised something odd was going on last month when people began posting screen grabs of one of its distinctive blue-and-white crisp tins on social media.
It soon emerged that their products had cropped up in Parasite, appearing in a scene in which the infiltrating Kim family eat snacks and drink whisky in the living room of their wealthy employers, the Parks.
Bonilla’s crisps were already popular in South Korea, but their brief role in Parasite has led to them being feted by social media influencers. It has also resulted in a 150% surge in online sales, meaning more work for the company’s 100 employees.
“It was a total coincidence that the tin of crisps appeared in the film,” said a spokeswoman for Bonilla.
“We actually only found our about the tin being in the film through friends and customers who clocked it. It was a complete surprise, but rather a lovely one. Sales have gone up a lot but, oddly, it’s mainly been in Spain. Our distributors have asked us for more merchandise to meet the demand.”
Bonilla a la vista was founded in 1932 when Salvador Bonilla began travelling around Galicia to sell his crisps and churros at fairs.
Today, it produces about 540 tonnes of crisps each year, of which 60 tonnes are sold overseas – two-thirds in South Korea. A 500g tin costs €13 in Spain and €23 in South Korea.
Salvador’s son César, who started off frying crisps and churros and delivering them by motorbike, still heads the family business at the age of 87.
Things have changed since the days when he would be up all night frying before heading out first thing the next day to drop off the snacks at bars and cafes.
But even if Bonilla is as startled by his firm’s Oscar boost as anyone, he says his crisps have always spoken for themselves.
“We’ve always used good potatoes, good olive oil and sea salt – that gives them a great taste and texture,” he said.Advertisement
“Still, it was a huge surprise and you just can’t get better publicity than being in an Oscar-winning film. We export to 20 countries but we’ve never had a boom like this.”
The company’s Korean market opened up four years ago following a few fact-finding missions from would-be importers.
“They came over three or four times and we chatted and negotiated,” said Bonilla. “They visited a few factories but in the end, they went for this one. Ours were the crisps they liked and we became friends almost before we started doing business.”
Between colds and dialysis appointments, the businessman has not managed to see Parasite yet, but insists that he will. “I have to because it’ll be such a great moment.”
There are also plans to send “Mr Bong Joon-ho” a blue-and-white can or two to sit alongside his golden statues. “He certainly deserves them,” said Bonilla.
By Sam Jones in Madrid
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LONDON (Reuters) – Culture minister Nicky Morgan hinted on Wednesday that the annual BBC licence fee on Britain’s television-watching households could be scrapped after the next review of its royal charter, as crunch funding talks with the broadcaster near.
The possibility of losing guaranteed licence fee money comes at a time when the 100-year-old BBC is under attack on several fronts ranging from accusations of extravagant spending to political bias.
“The licence fee will remain in place this charter period which ends in December 2027, however we must all be open-minded about the future of the licence fee beyond this point,” Morgan said.
“These are not easy issues and they will require some honest and at times difficult conversations,” she added.
Anyone who installs or uses a television or watches the BBC’s streaming and catchup service iPlayer must pay the 154.50-pound ($198) charge or be guilty of a criminal offence, resulting in a fine of as much as 1,000 pounds.
Failure to pay can lead to a criminal conviction.
The government started an eight-week public consultation on Wednesday on whether non-payment should be decriminalised.
“As we move into an increasingly digital age … the time has come to think carefully about how we make sure the TV licence fee remains relevant,” Morgan said.
She said fewer young people were tuning into the BBC’s radio, TV and online output, and “therefore we do need to look at this funding model.”
The BBC has said decriminalisation will result in more people evading the fee, costing it millions in lost revenue.
“If there are changes, they must be fair to law-abiding licence fee payers and delivered in a way that doesn’t fundamentally undermine the BBC’s ability to deliver the services they love,” the broadcaster said in a statement.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the licence issue just a few days before December’s general election which he went onto win with a large majority.
“I don’t think anyone should interpret today’s announcement or discussion about the licence fee model as any kind of attack on the BBC,” Morgan said, describing the broadcaster as a beacon of freedom and light.
Wednesday’s comments come after recent clashes between government and political journalists. Cabinet ministers are boycotting BBC Radio 4’s flagship “Today” news programme and some journalists were barred from a government briefing on Monday, causing others to walk out.
The successor to the BBC’s outgoing Director General Tony Hall will have to fight for the future of the organisation and its funding model, which some critics say is outdated in the era of subscription services such as Netflix.
But in recent years, the BBC has come under criticism for awarding extravagant salaries to its stars, paying some women less than men and for what some politicians say is a London-centric bias.
The BBC has also faced accusations of political bias from the government, the opposition Labour Party and Scottish nationalists which it has rebuffed.
By Paul Sandle and Stephen Addison
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A ban on almost all credit card transactions is to be introduced to help protect problem gamblers and other vulnerable customers.
Customers of gambling companies are going to be banned from using their credit cards for betting from 14 April.
The Gambling Commission's announcement, which aims to tackle problem gambling and protect vulnerable customers, has sparked steep falls in the share prices of major industry players.
All online and offline betting activities will be covered except “non-remote lotteries” such as National Lottery tickets that are purchased in a store.
The ban builds on other measures to stop people getting into debt – including a reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals, and whistle-to-whistle advertising bans during sporting events.
Although Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur acknowledged that some consumers use credit cards for convenience, he warned that the risk of harm to others was too high.
He said: “The ban that we have announced today should minimise the risks of harm to consumers from gambling with money they do not have.
“Research shows that 22% of online gamblers using credit cards are problem gamblers, with even more suffering some form of gambling harm.
“We also know that there are examples of consumers who have accumulated tens of thousands of pounds of debt through gambling because of credit card availability.
“There is also evidence that the fees charged by credit cards can exacerbate the situation because the consumer can try to chase losses to a greater extent.”
Culture minister Helen Whately said: “In the past year we have introduced a wave of tougher measures, including cutting the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (from £100 to £2), bringing in tighter age and identity checks for online gambling and expanding national specialist support through the NHS Long-Term Plan.
“We have also secured a series of commitments from five leading gambling operators that will include £100m funding towards treatment for problem gamblers.
“But there is more to do. We will be carrying out a review of the Gambling Act to ensure it is fit for the digital age and we will be launching a new nationwide addiction strategy in 2020.”
The commission said 24 million adults in Great Britain gamble, with 10.5 million of those gambling online.
UK Finance, a banking industry interest group, estimates that 800,000 consumers use credit cards to gamble.
Shares in listed gambling firms took a beating when trading opened despite the measure being largely expected.
The owner of the Paddy Power and Betfair brands, Flutter, saw its stock dip by 2% in early deals.
Ladbrokes owner GVC took a hit of over 2%, while William Hill shares were 5% lower.
Brigid Simmonds, who chairs industry body the Betting and Gaming Council, said of the looming ban: “The Betting and Gaming Council is a body firmly committed to raising standards, safer gambling and change.
“We will implement a ban on credit cards and indeed our members will go further to study and improve the early identification of those at risk.
“The use of credit cards were previously used as a potential marker of harm which might lead to further intervention with customers.”
Those firms with strong high street presences have largely looked for growth in online games and in the burgeoning US market to plug the hit from the FOBT and other crackdowns in the UK.
The loss of the in-store income has resulted in the closure of hundreds of stores and thousands of jobs.
The Gambling Commission is also expected to target so-called VIP schemes, which reward punters with perks for their custom, as part of the next phase of its work.
By James Sillars
Between ticket prices and concessions, movie theaters are expensive. But movie theater chains like AMC and Regal only keep around 50% of the revenue from ticket sales each year. But theaters are able to keep over 80% of concessions revenue as profit. So most theaters are designed to get you to spend money on food. And it works, AMC reports that more than 71% of attendees spend money on concessions.
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Parent company Vivendi to offload 10% stake with more deals likely amid music revival
Universal Music Group, the home of stars including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and the Beatles, has sold a 10% stake to a consortium led by the Chinese tech company Tencent in a deal valuing the world’s largest music company at €30bn (€25bn).
UMG’s parent company, Vivendi, which is controlled by the French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, has also agreed that the Tencent-led consortium has the option to buy another stake of up to 10% at the same price by 15 January 2021.
The deal, which follows protracted talks that began last summer, increases Tencent’s international expansion. The company owns a 7.5% stake in the Swedish streaming platform Spotify, and the deal will help Universal Music to expand in Asia.
Vivendi said Tencent Music Entertainment, Tencent’s streaming subsidiary, which is listed on the New York stock exchange, will also buy a minority stake in Universal Music’s operation across China.Advertisement
“Vivendi is very happy with the arrival of Tencent and its co-investors,” Vivendi said in a statement. “They will enable UMG to further develop in the Asian market.”
Vivendi and Tencent would not name other members of the consortium other than to say it included “certain global financial investors”.
Separately, Vivendi said it had entered new talks just before Christmas over the potential sale of an additional minority stake in UMG, at a price “which would at least be identical” to the deal with Tencent, with another unnamed investor or investors.
Following the announcement Sir Lucian Grainge, the chairman and chief executive of UMG, emailed staff to reassure them that the deal would not result in Tencent exerting any influence over the day-to-day running of the music company.
“With the exception of additional resources to further advance our strategy, everything else will remain the same: our strategic vision; our company, label and business unit names; our locations; and of course, our outstanding people,” he said. “This is an exciting development reflecting a strong validation of our business strategy, our incredible team and your excellent work.”
The French media conglomerate has been angling to sell a stake in UMG for the last 18 months to cash in on the music industry revival which is being driven by the streaming revolution, in turn led by services including Apple, Spotify, Amazon and Deezer.
Last year, global music revenues grew at their fastest rate in more than two decades. Worldwide, recorded music revenues surged 9.7% to $19.1bn (£14.6bn) in 2018, the fastest rate of growth since at least 1997 when the Oasis album Be Here Now topped the UK album chart.
It is the highest level of income earned by the music industry since 2006, when CD sales accounted for more than 80% of global revenues and streaming income was virtually non-existent.
By Mark Sweney
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Steve Harvey speaks on his biography and gives a life changing testimony of his struggles before success. He speaks of his God given talent that leads him to success. In his own words he stated if it wasn't for God he would have still been broke.
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It can be stressful deciding what toy to buy for kids at Christmas.
Imagine, then, deciding what toys to buy to fill the shelves of Hamleys on London's Regent Street, where more than 650,000 shoppers have already walked through the doors this December.
It is a mammoth task that starts at the beginning of the year, according to Sumeet Yadav, who runs the retail business of Reliance Brands, which owns Hamleys.
He says the stores' buyers visit toy fairs all over the world to decide what children will want for Christmas, when Hamleys makes about a fifth of its money.
It's “a bit of science and a bit of luck”, Mr Yadav says, describing their process.
The science is identifying and matching social trends with the toys being made by manufacturers.
This year, a lot of people are trying to spend more time with family in what Mr Yadav describes as a “disconnected world”.
He suggests that explains the popularity of Pictionary Air, a digital twist on the old card game in which players have to illustrate a word or phrase on a card for their team to guess.
“A lot of toys, which were traditional in the past, are now coming back with a technology connect,” he explains.
As for the luck, Mr Yadav says: “Sometimes you go wrong.”
The next challenge is to get those toys into the hands of children.
That starts with elves “creating a ruckus” on Regent Street, home to Hamleys' flagship store.
The theatre is designed to engage customers from the moment they enter the shop.
Once they are inside, Mr Yadav says, the “magic guy”, “the bubbles person” and “the guy flying the drone or the fighter jet” are all trying to get the customer to touch the toys.
He says that creates an “affinity” with the consumer.
“When you do the magic trick and a three-year-old kid is able to deliver the magic and suddenly he is the hero of the other 50 people that are looking at him, that's a powerful feeling,” he says.
“The idea is to make an emotional connect, which is what we believe toys are to most parents and kids.”
And it appears to be working for the business.
Mr Yadav says the firm has seen an increase in like-for-like sales since this time last year, bucking a wider trend toward dismal performance on the High Street.
The store has benefited from a surge in sales in the final few days before Christmas, which Mr Yadav will want to continue until the stores close on Christmas Eve.
And he might get his wish. Figures from YouGov suggest that more than 10% of shoppers still buying presents in December would not finish their shopping until Christmas Eve.
Other toy shops, such as The Entertainer, which has about 150 stores across the country, are also hoping for a last-minute rush.
The firm's founder, Gary Grant, told the BBC that the final three months of the year had been “challenging” for his chain of toy stores.
He says October, November and December are the most important months for the company.
“It's the quarter in which – as a toy retailer – we actually make money,” he says.
Fortunately, there has been an eleventh-hour boost in sales ahead of the big day.
“December has picked up since Black Friday – and these last few days have been absolutely outstanding,” he says.
The Entertainer is not the only store to see Christmas come late this year.
Diane Wehrle from Springboard, which tracks visits to the High Street, says more and more people are leaving their shopping to the last minute in the hopes of finding a bargain.
In fact, Monday saw a 10% increase in the number of people flocking to retail parks, compared with the final Saturday before Christmas, also known as “Super Saturday”. And 3% more visited high streets and retail parks.
She expects a further surge in store visits on Christmas Eve, as shoppers grow “ever more clever and ever more savvy” by waiting until the last minute to do their Christmas shopping in the hope that retailers will drop prices further in the final hours before the big day.
But she says a rush before shops close on Christmas Eve is unlikely to make up for a Super Saturday that “wasn't very super”.
That, she says, is because younger people are more conscious of wastefulness when they shop.
The collective change in consciousness is partly due to the influence of environmental campaigners such as Greta Thunberg, Ms Wehrle says.
But she also thinks it is influenced by the number of young people renting in the UK, where more than a third of 23-34 year olds live in rented accommodation.
She says that makes them “transient” and unlikely to want to accumulate stuff to lug between houses when they move.
As a result, she says, there is less of a focus on “token gifts”, as young people put their money into single big-ticket experiences rather than buying “pointless” presents.
“They are buying fewer unnecessary gifts that will just fill stockings,” she says.
By Dan Ascher
From Shanghai to Beijing, China’s luxury travel market is booming. As disposable income in China continues to rise in tandem with its growing middle class, the country has seen an increase in five-star accommodations catering to the affluent traveler, domestic and foreign alike. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explores some of the latest designs and experiences on offer.
(qlmbusinessnews.com via news.sky.com– Wed, 18th Dec, 2019) London, Uk – –
The boss of online betting firm Bet365 raises her annual donation to charity as her own earnings surge 26% on the previous year.
The top-paid boss in Britain has landed a further inflation-busting increase in her earnings, taking home £320m last year.
Accounts filed at Companies House showed Denise Coates, the billionaire chief executive and co-founder of online gambling firm Bet365, netted a £277m salary in the year to March 2019.
That was 26% up on the previous year when she received £220m.
The £320m sum was achieved through dividends.
The filing showed the family-owned firm, which is also a majority owner of Stoke City Football Club, raked in £65bn through punters' stakes over the 12-month period.
Profit before tax was 20% up at £791m despite the Championship side recording a loss of almost £9m.
The online gambling sector, which has faced criticism over its marketing practices, especially concerning children, has so far largely escaped the crackdown experienced on the operators of betting shops.
A £2 stake limit imposed on so-called fixed-odds betting terminals has prompted many high street operators to close stores and seek online growth alongside a greater share of the burgeoning market in the United States.
Ahead of the general election, MPs expressed concern that online firms, often with offshore bases including Gibraltar, had become the greatest risk to efforts on curbing problem gambling.
However, Bet365 was part of the group of gambling firms which agreed the so-called whistle-to-whistle ban on advertising during sporting events. Its campaigns are fronted by the actor Ray Winstone.
Ms Coates, who has received criticism over her awards in the past from pay campaigners, will also be among the top providers of income tax to the Treasury.
It is estimated she would have paid around £125m.
To put that in context: Google, Facebook and Amazon paid a combined £108m in corporation tax in 2018.
Ms Coates, who is estimated by Forbes to be the 244th-richest person in the world with a net worth of £9.3bn, also donates vast sums to her charitable foundation.
It has has been credited in the past with providing funds for Alzheimer's research.
She said of the sum: “The size of the donation, and therefore the difference the foundation will be able to make to people's lives over the coming years, are of great importance to the group.”
By James Sillars
In this Alux.com video we'll try to answer the following questions: Which are the most expensive Christmas Treees? What makes a Christmas tree expensive? Where can you find the most expensive christmass trees? Which is the tallest christmas tree? Who buys the most expensive christmas trees? How can you make a christmas tree better?
BTS is the world’s highest-paid K-pop group, according to Forbes, earning $57 million in pretax income over the past year. As K-pop’s richest boy band, here’s how the members make and spend their money.
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2020 isn't your year… it is your DECADE!
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Rushion McDonald is a modern day renaissance man whose career accomplishments range from comedy titles to award-winning baking to numerous hit shows under the global Steve Harvey brand.
His ability to constantly reinvent himself comes from his willingness to start from scratch regardless of difficulty or doubters along the way. Producer of Family Feud and host of Money Making Conversations, Rushion McDonald tells how he’s been able to live a limitless life on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.
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Sky to create 2,000 jobs with new Elstree TV and film studio
Hollywood-style complex, which will have 14 sound stages, is due to open in 2022
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Sky is to build a Hollywood-style film studio in north London, creating more than 2,000 new jobs, as the pay-TV company ramps up its fight against streaming giants Netflix and Amazon.
The 13-hectare (32-acre) studio complex is being built in Elstree, just down the road from Elstree Studios where rival Netflix shoots flagship series The Crown, and will open in 2022.
Sky Studios Elstree will become the European production base for Sky and NBCUniversal, which owns Fast and the Furious maker Universal Studios, as both are owned by the US pay-TV giant Comcast.
“Sky Studios will play a pivotal role in bringing the wealth of UK and European talent and creativity to the world,” said the Sky group chief executive, Jeremy Darroch. “We share a joint vision to create a world-leading production capability that will support the creation of thousands of jobs in the creative sector.”
The company has made the move to develop its own production base as the UK increasingly faces a squeeze on studio space as TV companies, film studios and the streaming giants pour billions into making content.
More than 200 films and 120 high-end TV shows were made in the UK last year, with a total production spend of more than £3bn.
Sky spends about £7bn annually on programming, from Premier League rights to buying shows such as Game of Thrones and original productions such as Chernobyl and Fortitude. Sky has said it intends to double the amount it spends on making its own shows to about £1bn a year over the next five years.
Sky Studios Elstree will have 14 stages, the smallest of which will be 1,800 sq metres, with enough space to shoot several films and TV shows at the same time. It will be about a third bigger than the plans to build a Hollywood-style studio complex in Dagenham East, which have stalled after the developer put its plans on hold.
Earlier this year, Netflix struck a deal to set up a permanent production base at Shepperton, home to films including Alien and Mary Poppins Returns. Netflix is spending about $500m (£385m) on making show and films in the UK this year. Disney, which recently launched its Disney+ streaming service in a number of international markets, has secured space at Pinewood Studios, home to Star Wars and James Bond.
By Mark Sweney
Kanye West grabbed the fashion world’s attention when he debuted sneakers designed in collaboration with Nike in 2009. Retailing at over $200, the shoes were released in extremely limited quantities and sold out instantaneously. They now resell in the thousands of dollars. The success of the shoes finally put West on the map in the fashion industry. For years his designs were met with ridicule. But recently, some of that excitement has turned to skepticism. Certain Yeezy models cost a lot less on the resale market than they used to. And resale prices are a tell-tale sign of a product’s clout, especially for Hypebeasts.