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 and will launch on the 28th March.
The new channel will be the home of new and classic Disney and Disney/Pixar movies
Sky Movies Disney will represent the first time that Disney has launched a co-branded linear movie channel anywhere. Not only will the service 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.
Sky Movies Disney will show recent hits including Brave, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings and Wreck-It Ralph in their first pay TV window. Future releases that will be available include Oz: The Great and Powerful, Monsters University and The Lone Ranger. The new movies will be available on Sky Movies Disney from around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas and will be exclusive to Sky Movies for at least a year.
As well as new releases, Sky Movies Disney will also offer an extensive library of classic Disney films, including Bambi and Pinocchio, as well as Disney/Pixar animated favourites such as Finding Nemo, Cars and A Bug’s Life. Live action titles such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and National Treasure will also be available.
There are no details of the cost of the channel or whether this will be included for customers who already subscribe to the movies channels.