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Sony Movie Channel launches in the UK

Sony will launch its Sony Movie Channel in the UK this week on the Sky platform. The launch is the first for the channel internationally.

Speaking to TBI at the channel’s launch yesterday, Kate Marsh, senior VP of broadcast & channel development at Sony Pictures Television said: “This is the first Sony Movie Channel outside the US and hopefully it will be the first of many.”

Marsh added that alongside Sony’s own movies there will be titles from MGM and other third-party studio and indies and that roster will be added to in coming months.

Sony’s first-run movies air on Sky’s own movie channels and Sony also has distribution deals with Lovefilm and Netflix.

The focus on the Sony Movie Channel will be films from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

The channel launches on the BSkyB platform this Thursday and will start with Woody Allen movie Manhattan Murder Mystery.

Other titles on launch night include Big Fish and Resident Evil: Extinction and there will be themed action movie nights (Mondays) and double bills of movies from famous Hollywood stars.