Sony Premieres It’s Movie Channel

Posted by at 9:20 am on October 19, 2010

Sony Movie Channel, the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television (SPT), is now available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. It was announced recently by Andy Kaplan, president, networks, Sony Pictures Television.

Offering uncut and uninterrupted theatrical releases in high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures’ vast library, including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas.

“We’re seeing a strong demand for high definition movie content,” said Andy Kaplan, president, networks, Sony Pictures Television. “In an effort to meet consumers’ needs, Sony Movie Channel was designed specifically for the Hollywood movie fan, bringing our high-quality catalogue of feature films directly to viewers.”

Through carriage deals with DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse TV, Sony Movie Channel will be available as part of HD programming lineups to subscribers nationwide. Sony Movie Channel is located in the HD Platinum package on DISH Network channel 386, in DIRECTV HD Xtra Pack on channel 563 and in the AT&T U-verse HD Premium Tier on channel 1791. DISH Network will offer Sony Movie Channel in free access for one month to all subscribers beginning Oct. 18. Sony Movie Channel will also be available on DishOnline.com and as VOD content to subscribers of its HD Platinum package.

Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. A sampling of titles available to viewers includes:

  • “The Graduate”
  • “Philadelphia”
  • “In The Company Of Men”
  • “Ghostbusters II”
  • “Das Boot”
  • “The Fisher King”

For more information about Sony Movie Channel, visit www.sonymoviechannel.com.

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