Sony Pictures TV launches first free-to-air movie network

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Sony Pictures Television will launch the UK’s first free-to-air movie network as it rebrands its existing entertainment networks in the UK . 

Sony Movies, Sony Movies Action, Sony Movies Classic and the seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will together form the Sony Movies network. At the same time, the Sony-owned entertainment channel True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel.

The selection of new channels will be:

  • Sony Movies – All the best movies from Hollywood’s biggest film studios
  • Sony Movies Action – For thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies
  • Sony Movies Christmas – Delivering festive cheer every day from September
  • Sony Movies Classic – The best loved films from the golden age of cinema (coming Jan 2020)
  • Sony Channel – A celebration of iconic television and timeless entertainment

The brand new free-to-air movie network will launch on Tuesday 10th September with flagship channel Sony Movies presenting an ever-changing mix of the best of Hollywood, from rom-coms to blockbusters to critically acclaimed indie flicks. Movies include Hitch, Air Force One, Vanilla Sky and Bad Boys, plus exclusive themed Showtime Sundays and Friday Night Film Club. 

If all out action is your bag then Sony Movies Action offers a 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.

And if you just can’t wait for Santa this year then you’ll be glad to know the popular seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will be launching in September. Titles include Christmas With The Kranks, Christmas Eve, Silver Bells and The Christmas Contract. There’s even a Christmas Animals themed weekend!

True Entertainment will also be relaunched as Sony Channel celebrating classic drama and great entertainment with sitcoms, nostalgia and popular gameshows including: Murder She Wrote, Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, TJ Hooker and classic Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

All channels will be available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.

Chris Price
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