Broadcast areaNetherlands
Picture format576i SDTV
Timeshift serviceCineNova 2
OwnerBuena Vista International Television
Sony Pictures Entertainment
UPC Nederland
Launched18 May 2000; 21 years ago (2000-05-18)
Closed18 May 2005; 16 years ago (2005-05-18)

CineNova was a Dutch premium television service broadcasting films on 2 television channels, owned by a joint venture of Buena Vista International Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment and UPC Nederland.[1]


The channel kicked off with John Woo's action film Face/Off on 18 May 2000. From the start it was available on UPC Nederland, Casema and Mr. Zap.[2]

On 1 February 2001 CineNova launched a second television channel called CineNova 2. It is a +1 hour timeshift channel of the main channel.[3]

In 2004 CineNova acquired the broadcasting rights for live coverage of the Oscars ceremony.[4]

With the acquisition of the Dutch Canal+ channels by Chellomedia (sister company of UPC Nederland), the major cable companies such as UPC, Essent and Multikabel decided to remove the CineNova channels. The service closed on 18 May 2005.[5]


  1. ^ "CineNova sinds 1 december via Casema Digitale Televisie". (in Dutch). 5 December 2000. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ Japke-d. Bouma (13 April 2000). "Nieuw filmkanaal". NRC (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. ^ "CineNova lanceert tweede filmkanaal". (in Dutch). 22 January 2001. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. ^ "CineNova verwerft uitzendrechten voor Oscar-uitreiking". (in Dutch). 6 February 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Cinenova stopt distributie via digitale kabel". (in Dutch). 15 May 2005. Retrieved 16 July 2019.