Sony Movie Channel

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Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel logo.png
Launched October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
(Sony)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Sony Movie Channel is All About Movies.
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States
Canada
United Kingdom
Ireland
Headquarters Culver City, California, U.S.
Sister channel(s) GSN
Fearnet
3net
Cine Sony Television
More Than Movies
Movies4Men
GetTV
Website

www.sonymoviechannel.com (US)
www.hollywoodsuite.ca (Canada)

www.sonymoviechannel.co.uk (UK/Ireland)
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network (US) Channel 386 (HD)
DirecTV (US) Channel 568 (HD)
Channel 1568 VOD
Sky (UK and Ireland) Channel 323 (SD)
Channel 324 (+1) (SD)
Bell TV (Canada) Channel 1273
Cable
Access Communications (Canada) Channel 529
Cogeco (Canada) Channel 873
EastLink (Canada) Channel 688
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 488
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 290
Westman Communications (Canada) Channel 466
IPTV
AT&T Uverse (US) Channel 1791 (HD)
Verizon FiOS (US) Channel 735 (HD)
Bell Aliant (Canada) Channel 596
Bell Fibe TV (Canada) Channel 1318
MTS (Canada) Channel 470
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 699
SaskTel (Canada) Channel 483

Sony Movie Channel is an American television channel that was launched on October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01).[1] Owned by the Sony Pictures Television subsidiary of Sony Corporation, its programming consists entirely of films from the Sony Pictures Entertainment library (including content from Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics among others), which are broadcast unedited, and remastered in 1080i high definition. It is the only television channel in the United States run by Sony Corporation that is wholly owned by the company.[1]

Program blocks and theme weeks[edit]

A program block on the channel is "Killer Mandays", a double feature of horror films on Monday nights.[2] From November 6–November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12) the channel aired a week long salute to Bollywood films.[3]

Availability[edit]

United States[edit]

Sony Movie Channel is available nationally on DirecTV and Dish Network, and regionally on AT&T U-Verse[4] and Verizon FiOS. DirecTV and Dish Network also offer Sony Movie Channel Everywhere, which allows viewers to watch its movies through its website for no additional cost.[5] The channel is also available through streaming for owners of the Sony Network Media Player and on Redbox Instant By Verizon for paying subscribers.

Canada[edit]

On May 31, 2012, Hollywood Suite announced it would re-brand its high-definition channel Hollywood Festival as a Canadian version of Sony Movie Channel on September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04) as part of a new licensing arrangement with Sony Pictures.[6]

United Kingdom and Ireland[edit]

The channel was made available outside of the US for the first time on Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03).[7][8] While it is only available in standard-definition, it is accompanied by a one hour timeshift channel. The channel also airs the Animax block every Monday night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sony Television Plans to Launch Two New U.S. Channels, Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2010
  2. ^ Sony Movie Channel Dresses Up for Halloween with KILLER MANDAYS Press Release September 26, 2011
  3. ^ Sony Movie Channel Announces Weeklong Salute to Bollywood (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter September 8, 2011
  4. ^ Sony Movie Channel Launches on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse TV, Press Release, October 18, 2010
  5. ^ Sony Movie Channel Goes Online Multichannel News October 5, 2011
  6. ^ "Hollywood Suite brings Sony brands into its stable". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sony planning UK film channel". Broadband TV News. February 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sony Movie Channel - Almost here!". Sony Entertainment Television UK. March 28, 2012. 

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