Sky to offer Disney movies in high definition

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Sky has announced a new agreement with Disney, which will result in additional Disney-based channels on the network, but more interestingly, it also plans to offer Disney titles via its broadband download service and on its forthcoming high definition channels.

The new agreement with Disney will see new channels Disney Cinemagic, which features many of Disney’s animated classics, along with ESPN Classic, which will show classic sporting moments. There will also be two new channels from Disney as part of Sky’s ‘Kids Mix’ selection.

But more interestingly, films from the Walt Disney studios will now be available for download as part of Sky by broadband and as part of Sky’s forthcoming high definition television offering, Sky HD. The idea of watching some of Disney’s finest in high definition is certainly tempting and a strong selling point for the service, which should appear in the first half of this year – possibly as soon as April.

To keep up with the latest news on Sky’s HD service, plus other developments in the world of high definition, check out HDTV UK.

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Dave Walker