Sony Pictures Television Networks has announced plans to launch a dedicated movie channel in the UK. The new channel, Sony Movie Channel, will offer contemporary features films and TV movies from Sony Pictures as well as other studios and independent distributors.
Sony Movie Channel is slated for launch in the spring and will be available on Sky’s basic package, which is available to over 10 million subscribers. This will be the second UK channel that Sony has launched in the last year. The other channel, Sony Entertainment Television, launched in April 2011 and offers a range of female skewing programming.
Announcing the plans to lauch Sony Movie Channel, Kate Marsh, Senior Vice President of Broadcast and Channel Development for Sony Pictures Television, said: “Movies are a strong driver in the pay TV world so we’re very excited to launch Sony Movie Channel in the UK. Offering a wide variety of contemporary film entertainment every day, the scheduling will attract movie lovers of all tastes, helping advertisers reach a range of demographics.”