Sony Launches Movie Channel

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Sony Pictures Television

said Monday that its multi-platform movie service -- Sony Movie Channel -- is now available on Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse television service systems.

The channel is available for linear content as well as authenticated video-on-demand (VOD) and online platforms.

Andy Kaplan, Sony Pictures, Networks, Sony Pictures Television president, said the channel offers uncut and uninterrupted theatrical releases in HD, and includes titles from Sony Pictures' extensive library, including features, cult favorites, family comedies and dramas.

"We're seeing a strong demand for high definition movie content," said Kaplan. "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, 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 and as VOD content to subscribers of its HD Platinum package, Sony said.

Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, including "The Graduate," "Philadelphia," "In The Company Of Men," "Ghostbusters II," "Das Boot" and "The Fisher King."

Sony Movie Channel will be managed by Superna Kalle, who will oversee distribution, marketing, programming and all other operations for the network.

In addition to her role as general manager of Sony Movie Channel, Kalle will continue help lead SPT's television networks business in the U.S., which includes GSN, FEARnet and the upcoming 3D channel joint venture with Discovery and IMAX.


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