Satellite broadcaster BSkyB ( or ‘Sky’) has announced the creation of a new TV channel just for Disney and Pixar fans. The channel, which is available in the UK and Ireland, is expected to launch on March 28.
Sky Movies Disney will feature both classic movies from Disney and Pixar on the dedicated film channel. This new channel will be in addition to the existing Disney Channel, also available for subscription via Sky and other cable/satellite operators.
Sky Movies Disney will represent the first time that Disney has launched a co-branded linear (non-catchup/on-demand) movie channel anywhere. No only will Disney’s catalog be available on the Sky Movies Disney channel, but will also be available on-demand through Sky Go, which includes viewing on smartphones, tablets and computers.
The Walt Disney Company has been very busy with it’s movie and television department. In December Disney inked a deal with Netflix giving them access to Disney’s first-run films starting in 2016. Disney also acquired Lucasfilm last last year as well.
Makes me wish I lived across the pond!
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- BSkyB Is Launching Its Own Disney Network (businessinsider.com)
- Sky Movies Disney: new channel to show UK TV film premieres (guardian.co.uk)
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