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As it rebrands its existing entertainment networks in the UK to form one integrated branded portfolio, Sony Pictures Television has announced that it will launch the UK’s first free-to-air movie network.
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Sony Movies, Sony Movies Action, Sony Movies Classic and the seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will form the Sony Movies network while at the same time, the Sony-owned entertainment channel True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel.

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

Sony Movies Classic debuts in January 2020 drawing from Sony Pictures’ Columbia Pictures movie library showcasing important and iconic titles from the history of movie making including Kramer vs Kramer, Gandhi, Oliver and more.

True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel celebrating classic drama and great entertainment with a warm and familiar mix of 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 with a new modern and cinematic design alongside the content slate.