Movies 24
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Programming
Timeshift serviceMovies 24+
Ownership
OwnerNBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUniversal)
Sky UK
Sister channels
History
Launched26 June 2006
Links
Websitewww.tvmovies24.com

Movies 24 is a British pay television channel owned by NBCUniversal and operated by Sky Group. It was launched on 26 June 2006 for Sky broadcasting. The channel is popular for showing television films and shows originally shown on the Hallmark Channel.

During the Christmas period the channels are rebranded as Christmas 24 and Christmas 24+.

History

The channel was launched in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2006 on the satellite provider Sky. On 16 October 2006, a timeshift channel Movies 24+ was launched. The channel was previously a 90-minute timeshift channel called More 24.[1]

In September 2007, Movies 24+ introduced a separate daily schedule from Movies 24, showing the same movies but at different times throughout the day.[2] From 1 April 2020, Movies 24 is not available on the BT TV platform.

On 23 February 2022, Movies 24 was integrated into Sky's family of channels following Comcast's acquisition of Sky Group in 2018.

As of 1 April 2022, the Movies 24 website is no longer in operation. [1]

Programming

Hallmark Channel Original Movies are a main feature of programing.

The channel is well known for its seasonal themed programming, such as Autumn, Halloween, at Christmas, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, which are broadcast throughout the year. Other movies and tv shows featured can focus on other themes such as Westerns.

Much of the programming on Movies 24 includes:

References

  1. ^ "Movies 24 launches More 24". Digital Spy. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2006.
  2. ^ e"Movies 24: Current Idents". The Ident Gallery. Retrieved 13 November 2011.