Sky Movies Disney to launch this March

Following the recent announcement that Disney Cinemagic will be closing in March, it has now been announced a new Sky Movies channel will launch showing almost identical programming.

Sky Movies Disney will launch on the 28th March and will air nothing but Disney films, like its Cinemagic predecessor.

In the official press release Sky say “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 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. Alongside 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”.

Read the press release in full.

Sky Movies Disney

BBC Two HD to replace BBC HD in March

BBC HD will close down on the 26th March and will be replaced by BBC Two HD.

BBC Two HD will be a simulcast of the normal BBC Two channel with non-HD programmes being upscaled to improve picture quality.

It has been confirmed BBC Two HD will launch at 6am on the 26th March on Sky channel 169, Freeview channel 102, Virgin Media channel 187 and Freesat channel 109.

HD programmes from BBC Three and BBC Four will still be available online via BBC iPlayer.


TLC expected to launch this year

The launch of TLC in the UK has been expected for years and it looks like we are finally moving closer to a launch date.

Broadcast Now reports “Discovery’s latest internal deadline for the channel, which has been in the planning stages for close to two years, is between late April and early May, although sources close to the company suggest this will depend on whether it can reach a carriage agreement with pay-TV platform BSkyB”.


Disney Cinemagic to close in March

Disney Cinemagic will be closing on Thursday 28th March it has been announced.

All three Disney Cinemagic channels will close (non-HD, HD and +1).

Disney Cinemagic launched on the 16th March 2006 so the closure will happen just over 7 years later.

Disney Cinemagic

BBC One Wales HD has launched

BBC One Wales HD has launched this week for viewers in Wales.

The new regional version of BBC One HD replaces the original generic BBC One HD.

It’s available on Freeview HD channel 101, Sky channel 143, Virgin Media channel 108 and Freesat HD channel 108.