Sony Movies Classic

Sony Movies Classic is a British free-to-air TV channel launched 10 September 2019 replacing True Movies. At the launch, begins with the temporary seasonal replacement called Sony Movies Christmas.[1] The channel is dedicated to classic movies from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even the 60s as well as Christmas movies branded as Sony Movies Christmas which happens every Christmas season of each year.

Sony Movies Classic
Launched10 September 2019 (10 September 2019)
Owned bySony Pictures Television
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
ReplacedTrue Movies
Sister channel(s)Pop
Pop Max
Sony Channel
Sony Crime Channel
Sony Movies
Sony Movies Action
Tiny Pop
Timeshift serviceSony Movies Classic +1
Sony Movies Christmas +1
(only during the time Sony Movies Christmas is on instead of Sony Movies Classic)
Websitesonymovies.co.uk/special/sony-movies-classic (Sony Movies Classic) sonymovies.co.uk/special/sony-movies-christmas (Sony Movies Christmas)
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 50
Channel 62 (+1)
(+1 is Manchester only)
Satellite
FreesatChannel 303
Channel 304 (+1)
SkyChannel 319
Channel 320 (+1)
Astra 2F
28.2°E
11306 V 27500 5/6
11306 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 424

History

Prior to the 10 September 2019 launch of Sony Movies Classic, the channel was known as True Movies. This channel topped all the film channels in August 2005. The first time a Christmas replacement of the channel was made was in 2013. On 24 July 2019, it was announced that True Movies would be closed and replaced by this channel from 6 January 2020, after the temporary Sony Movies Christmas replacement on 10 September 2019.

Programming

The channel is dedicated to classic films but also shows Mini-Series and other series (examples Highway to Heaven and North and South).

NOTE: THIS PROGRAMMING WILL HAPPEN IN JANUARY 2020. IT IS NOT KNOWN YET IF SONY WILL CHANGE WHAT SERIES AND MINI-SERIES SHOW ON SONY MOVIES CLASSIC.

References

  1. Tolve, Christopher (30 July 2019). "Sony to launch UK's first free-to-air movie network, rebranding existing channels". The Drum. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
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