Sky Movies Disney has launched this week as a replacement to the recently-closed Disney Cinemagic.
The new channel launched on the 28th March on Sky channel 305 and on Virgin Media.
Other changes that came into effect this week were the closure of Sky Movies Classics, the renaming of Sky Movies Modern Greats to Sky Movies Greats and Sky Movies Indie became Sky Movies Select.
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.