True Movies 1
|True Movies 1|
|Launched||29 April 2005|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Television|
|Audience share||0.1% (September 2014BARB),|
|Formerly called||Movies 333 (until 2005)
True Movies (2005–2010)
Chart Show Dance
Chart Show TV
True Movies 2
|Eutelsat 28A||11307 V 27500 2/3|
|Virgin Media||Channel 424|
|UPC Ireland||Channel 329|
True Movies 1 is a satellite and cable television film channel in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, it is available on Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media, as well as DStv in South Africa. It is the first channel from Moving Movies Ltd., majority owned by CSC Media Group (formerly Chart Show Channels).
The channel is dedicated to true to life drama films, which are mostly made-for-TV movies in origin. It shows movies from a range of cinematic genres including romance, crime, drama and docusoaps, all of which are based on real life events.
Prior to True Movies' launch on 29 April 2005, the channel was previously an unnamed part-time service found on TWC Re:Loaded from 1 March 2005, before being renamed as Movies 333 on 21 March 2005. The channel was renamed as True Movies 1 during November 2010.
Soon after its launch, True Movies topped all the movie channels in August, 2005, with a 0.5% audience viewing share, higher than the established subscription Sky Movies 1 (0.4%) and Turner Classic Movies (UK) (0.3%). With the arrival of other movie channels and services in 2006, its audience share has since settled at the lower 0.1% to 0.2% mark. True Movies 1's sister channel, True Movies 2, was launched on 20 March 2006 which shows more made-for-TV movies based on real life events.
Reception of this channel does not require any special Sky or Freesat equipment, any free-to-air satellite receiver can pick up this channel. The channel was temporarily rebranded around Christmas 2013 as True Christmas and did so again around Christmas 2014.
An example of some of the films shown on True Movies 1:
- Assault at West Point
- Deep in My Heart
- Fatal Love
- First Do No Harm
- Invisible Child
- Noble House
- Our Sons
- Perfect Murder, Perfect Town
- Saved by the Light
- The Amy Fisher Story
- The Cry
- The Day of the Roses
- Without Evidence
- Star Wars (film)
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
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- "TWC Reloaded becomes Movies 333". Digital Spy. 21 March 2005.
- "99pc of UPC broadband customers to upgrade to 20Mbps". Silicon Republic. 20 July 2011.