Sky Cinema

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Sky Cinema
Sky Cinema - Logo 2020.svg
Programming
Picture format2160p UHDTV
(downscaled to 1080i and 16:9 576i for the HDTV and SDTV feeds, respectively)
Ownership
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
History
Launched5 February 1989; 32 years ago (1989-02-05)
ReplacedThe Power Station on the BSB service
Former namesSky Movies (1989–2016)
Links
Websitewww.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-cinema
Availability
Cable
Virgin Media (UK)Channels 401–412 (HD)
On Demand
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channels 301–309, 312, 318, 320
Channels 331–342 (HD)
Satellite
SkyChannels 301–312 (SD/HD)
Channels 842, 846–851, 898 (SD)
On Demand
IPTV
TalkTalk TVChannels 501–511 (SD)
On Demand
Eir VisionChannels 301, 303–312 (SD)
BT TV (via Now TV)Channels 500–511 (SD)
Channels 514–525 (HD)
On Demand
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK & Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Sky Cinema, formerly Sky Movies, is a group of British pay television movie television channels owned by Sky, a part of Comcast. It is broadcast on Sky satellite and Virgin Media cable. The on demand movies can be watched on these and also Now TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV.

The first Sky Cinema (then Sky Movies) channel started as one of the four Sky satellite channels on 5 February 1989. The first movie shown was Dirty Dancing. The channel became a paid channel for on 5 February 1990.[1] Over time, many different channels with the "Sky Movies" name were started. From 2007, they were grouped by genre (such as "Sky Movies Comedy" or "Sky Movies Action").[2] Sky Movies changed its name to "Sky Cinema" in 2016.[3][4]

Current channels[change | change source]

Channels[5] Temporary channel re-brands[6][7][8][9][10]
Sky Cinema Premiere N/A
Sky Cinema Select Sky Cinema Adventure
Sky Cinema Blockbusters
Sky Cinema Classics
Sky Cinema Cops & Robbers
Sky Cinema DC Heroes
Sky Cinema Feel Good
Sky Cinema Harry Potter
Sky Cinema Lord of the Rings
Sky Cinema Musicals
Sky Cinema Spooky
Sky Cinema Star Wars
Sky Cinema Superheroes
Sky Cinema Tom Hanks
Sky Cinema Transformers
Sky Cinema Twilight
Sky Cinema Westerns
Sky Cinema Will Smith
Sky Cinema Hits Sky Cinema DC Heroes
Sky Cinema Fast & Furious
Sky Cinema Matt Damon
Sky Cinema Megahits
Sky Cinema Pirates of the Caribbean
Sky Cinema Pixar
Sky Cinema Spooky
Sky Cinema Greats Sky Cinema Back to the Future
Sky Cinema Brits
Sky Cinema Denzel Washington
Sky Cinema Harry Potter
Sky Cinema Lord of the Rings

Sky Cinema Jurassic
Sky Cinema M:I (Mission Impossible)
Sky Cinema Musicals
Sky Cinema Oscars
Sky Cinema Pets
Sky Cinema Pirates of the Caribbean
Sky Cinema School's Out
Sky Cinema Spies
Sky Cinema Star Trek
Sky Cinema Star Wars
Sky Cinema Superheroes
Sky Cinema Tom Cruise
Sky Cinema Tom Hanks
Sky Cinema Villains
Sky Cinema Wizarding World
Sky Cinema Animation -
Sky Cinema Family Sky Cinema Animation
Sky Cinema Fairy Tales
Sky Cinema Harry Potter
Sky Cinema Kids Books
Sky Cinema Disney Sky Cinema Pixar
Sky Cinema Action Sky Cinema Action Men
Sky Cinema Heroes
Sky Cinema Wonder Women
Sky Cinema Comedy Sky Cinema Adam Sandler
Sky Cinema April Fools
Sky Cinema Thriller Sky Cinema Bourne
Sky Cinema Heists
Sky Cinema Spies
Sky Cinema Drama Sky Cinema Christmas
Sky Cinema Julia Roberts
Sky Cinema True Stories
Sky Cinema Valentine
Sky Cinema Weddings
Sky Cinema Women in Film
Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror Sky Cinema Aliens
Sky Cinema Halloween
Sky Cinema Monsters
Sky Cinema Sky-Fi
Sky Cinema Star Wars
Sky often change the name of some channels at different times of the year.

References[change | change source]

  1. "SKY CLAIMS BIG RESPONSE FOR PAY TV". Screen Digest.
  2. "skymovies.com". Archived from the original on 22 July 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Sky Movies rebrand to feature one premiere a day". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Sky Movies is changing to Sky Cinema, but what has really changed?". Recombu.com. 15 June 2016.
  5. "Sky Cinema Month Pass | Now TV - Help". help.nowtv.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. "List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2016 – TVCL – TV Channel Lists". Tvchannellists.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  7. "List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2017 – TVCL – TV Channel Lists". Tvchannellists.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  8. "List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2018 – TVCL – TV Channel Lists". Tvchannellists.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  9. "List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2019 – TVCL – TV Channel Lists". Tvchannellists.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  10. "List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2020 – TVCL – TV Channel Lists". Tvchannellists.com. Retrieved 2020-07-22.