There will be several changes to the Sky Movies lineup this month in addition to the launch of the new Sky Movies Disney channel.
Sky Movies Modern Greats will be renamed to Sky Movies Greats and a new channel called Sky Select will replace Sky Movies Indie & Sky Classics (merging content from those two channels onto this new Select channel).
Full changes to the Sky EPG:
Sky channel 304 – Sky Movies Greats HD
Sky channel 305 – Sky Movies Disney HD
Sky channel 307 – Sky Movies Action & Adventure HD
Sky channel 308 – Sky Movies Comedy HD
Sky channel 309 – Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD
Sky channel 310 – Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD
Sky channel 311 – Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror HD
Sky channel 312 – Sky Movies Select HD
Non-HD customers will get the standard definition versions on the same numbers above.
Sky Movies will be free to all Sky customers for the last weekend of October.
The channels will be free from 6pm on the 29th October through to 6am on the 1st November.
Sky Movies HD channels will also be available free on that weekend if you’re a Sky+ HD customer.
Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD channels are now available to Virgin Media customers for the first time. The launch comes after Ofcom told Sky they needed to offer their channels more fairly.
Sky Sports HD 1 is on channel 517 and Sky Sports HD 2 is on channel 518.
Sky Movies HD Premiere is on channel 431, Sky Movies HD Showcase is on channel 433, Sky Movies HD Comedy is on channel 434, Sky Movies HD Action & Adventure is on channel 435, Sky Movies HD Family is on channel 436, Sky Movies HD Crime & Thriller is on channel 437, Sky Movies HD Drama & Romance is on channel 438, Sky Movies HD Sci-Fi & Horror is on channel 439, Sky Movies HD Modern Greats is on channel 440 and Sky Movies HD Indie is on channel 442.
The Sky Premium HD bundle is available which costs £7 a month (per set top box) for all of the above channels.
Click here to see the Virgin Media channel lineup in full.
Click here for more details about Sky Sports & Sky Movies on Virgin Media.