Sky has announced its latest speciality Movie channel today in the form of Sky Movies Disney, which will see all of your favourite Disney and Pixar films shown through one channel on the paid for service for the first time.
This will mean movies such as Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean and even future movies such as The Lone Ranger will be shown on the channel, as well as the Pixar catalogue and Marvel films, all of which will also be available in the Sky Go, HD and Sky 3D formats when applicable!
The two companies have worked out a deal which will also effect some of the rival services like LoveFilm and Netflix as the agreement means that Disney content (now including LucasFilm and the Star Wars franchise!) will be shown a year before any other service.
Of course, the Sky Movies Disney channel will only be available to subscribers of the Sky Movies premium bundles on either Sky or Virgin Media, but people who subscribe to the Sky Now internet video service will also be able to get access to the channel with the monthly cost.
Launching in time for the Easter holidays on 28th March 2013, Sky Movies Disney will show recent hits including Brave, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings and Wreck-It Ralph in its 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.
Sky also name checks a host of classic such as: Bambi, Pinocchio, Finding Nemo, Cars, A Bug’s Life, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and National Treasure, so this goes to show what the channel will offer.
It’s a big move for Sky and Disney (and probably a costly one!) but if you are a Sky Movies channels subscriber and a fan of Disney like us, it’s a very welcome addition.