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Sky agrees deal with Disney to create Sky Movies Disney channel


By Stephen Lepitak, -

February 21, 2013 | 2 min read

Sky and Disney have partnered to launch a new television channel, Sky Movies Disney, which will broadcast classic Disney movies and those from Disney/Pixar to homes across the UK and Ireland.

The new channel will launch before the Easter Holidays on 28 March, featuring films such as Brave, and Wreck it Ralph, as well as Bambi, Cars, Finding Nemo and Pinocchio.

The channel’s movie output will also be available through Sky Go and NOW TV, while a Sky 3D channel will also roll out.

Sky Movies has also agreed a pay TV movie rights deal with Disney to screen movies from Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios across its Sky Movies channels, which will include Iron Man 3 and Avengers Assemble.

Diego Lerner, president of The Walt Disney Company EMEA, commented:"In launching these new initiatives, we are underlining Disney and Sky's shared goal: bringing high quality, creative entertainment to audiences in the UK and Ireland. The ways in which people watch TV and movies have changed immeasurably in the past 20 years, but consumers always seek out Disney's great stories and memorable characters."

The Disney TV channels – Disney Channel, DisneyX and Disney Junior will also continue to be broadcast by Sky and made available through Sky Go.

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