Sony Rebrands UK Channels & Creates UK’s First Free-To-Air Movie Network
Sony Pictures Television is rejigging it’s UK tv channels and will launch the UK’s first free-to-air movie network, along with rebranding its existing entertainment channels to form one cohesive Sony-branded portfolio, the broadcaster has announced.
Sony Movies, Sony Movies Action, Sony Movies Classic and the seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will form the Sony Movies network. At the same time, the Sony-owned entertainment channel True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel.
The brand new free-to-air movie network will launch on Tuesday 10th September 2019 with flagship channel Sony Movies presenting an ever-changing mix of the best of Hollywood, from romcoms to blockbusters to critically acclaimed indie flicks. Showing movies such as ‘Hitch’, ‘Air Force One’, ‘Vanilla Sky’ and ‘Bad Boys’, plus exclusive themed Showtime Sundays and Friday Night Film Club, promising something for everyone.
If all-out action is your bag then let Sony Movies Action will take viewers on a wild ride with its mix of espionage, car-chases, western and war films including ‘Breakout’, ‘The Missionary Man’, ‘The Hunt for Eagle One’ and ‘Bullet’.
Sony Movies Classic, which debuts in January 2020, will draw from Sony Pictures’ storied and extensive Columbia Pictures movie library showcasing important and iconic titles from the history of movie-making including ‘Kramer vs Kramer’, ‘Gandhi’, ‘Oliver!’ and more.
For those of you that just can’t wait until the end of the year for Santa, the seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will be launching… in September 2019… Titles include ‘Christmas With The Kranks’, ‘Christmas Eve’, ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘The Christmas Contract’. There’s even a Christmas Animals themed weekend!
Lastly, True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel celebrating classic drama and great entertainment with a warm and familiar mix of sitcoms, nostalgia and popular gameshows including ‘Murder She Wrote’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Starsky & Hutch’, ‘TJ Hooker’ and classic ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. Perfect for a cosy binge on all your favourites.
To recap, the selection of new channels will be:
- Sony Movies – All the best movies from Hollywood’s biggest film studios.
- Sony Movies Action – The perfect channel for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies.
- Sony Movies Christmas – Delivering festive cheer every day (randomly) from September 2019…
- Sony Movies Classic – The best-loved films from the golden age of cinema (coming Jan 2020).
- Sony Channel (formerly True Entertainment) – A celebration of iconic television and timeless entertainment.
All channels will be available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media, with the first channels launching on Tuesday, 10th September 2019.
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