Movie Central
CountryPhilippines
NetworkABS-CBN
SloganThe #1 All-English Movies on Free TV
HeadquartersABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerABS-CBN Corporation
Sister channels
History
LaunchedJuly 30, 2018 (2018-07-30) (ABS-CBN TVplus) June 14, 2020 (2020-06-14) (cable programming block for Kapamilya Channel)
ClosedMay 5, 2020; 14 months ago (2020-05-05) (expired franchise lapsed)

Movie Central (stylized as M▶️VIE CENTRAL) was a Philippine pay television channel created by ABS-CBN and one of the freemium channels of ABS-CBN TVplus. The channel's programming consists of mainly foreign and Hollywood movies. It was the second digital terrestrial television-exclusive movie channel after Cine Mo!, which also airs Hollywood and foreign movies in original English audio. Movie Central operated daily from 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM of the following day. It was available for a free-trial basis from July 30, 2018 to May 5, 2020, alongside O Shopping (standalone DTV), Asianovela Channel, Jeepney TV, and Myx.[1]

Movie Central permanently ceased broadcasting on May 5, 2020 due to the cease-and-desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida against ABS-CBN. On September 2020, all the frequencies for Movie Central have been erased by the NTC.[2]

Most of the films aired on Movie Central were moved to Kapamilya Channel via Movie Central Presents movie presentation block which airs during overnight hours, exclusive to pay cable and satellite television.

Final programming

Content

Movie Central carried films from various Hollywood film studios (Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and selected independent film studios).

Programming blocks

References

  1. ^ Melegrito, JM (July 23, 2018). "ABS-CBN to start broadcasting additional channels on July 30". DTV Pilipinas.
  2. ^ "NTC recalls frequencies, channels assigned to ABS-CBN". ABS-CBN News. September 10, 2020.