Sky Cinema
CountryItaly
Broadcast areaItaly
Vatican City
San Marino
Programming
Language(s)Italian
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerSky Italia
Sister channelsSky Primafila
Availability
Satellite
Sky ItaliaChannels 301 - 311

Sky Cinema is an Italian set of premium movie channels owned by Sky Italia.

Channels

The Sky Cinema package includes eleven Sky Italia-branded channels and four Mediaset Premium-branded channels.

EPG Logo Channel name History
301, 331
Sky Cinema Uno Sky Cinema Uno started July 31, 2003. Until November 4, 2016 it was called Sky Cinema 1.[1]
Sky Cinema Uno HD The HD version of the channel replaced Sky Cinema HD .
302, 332
Sky Cinema Due Sky Cinema Due, formerly known as Sky Cinema Cult, Cult and Cult Network Italia, it has been under Sky management since August 2011.[2]
Sky Cinema Due HD
303, 333
Sky Cinema Collection Sky Cinema Collection start on March 1, 2008 as Sky Cinema Hits, replacing Sky Cinema 16:9. From July 20, 2009, it is also available in HD.[1]
Sky Cinema Collection HD
304, 334
Sky Cinema Family Sky Cinema Family started on December 20, 2008. On April 1, 2010, it started to broadcast in HD.
Sky Cinema Family HD
305, 335
Sky Cinema Action Formerly Sky Cinema Max, transmission started on July 20, 2009.
Sky Cinema Action HD
306, 336
Sky Cinema Suspense
Sky Cinema Suspense HD
307, 337
Sky Cinema Romance Formerly Sky Cinema Passion, started airing March 1, 2011.[3][4]
Sky Cinema Romance HD
308, 338
Sky Cinema Drama
Sky Cinema Drama HD
309, 339
Sky Cinema Comedy Started airing on March 1, 2011 replacing Sky Cinema Italia.[3][4]
Sky Cinema Comedy HD
310, 340
Sky Cinema Uno +24 Currently a timeshift channel, until December 20, 2008, it was called Sky Cinema 3 and then Sky Cinema +24.[1]
Sky Cinema Uno +24 HD
311, 341
Sky Cinema Due +24 Timeshift variant of Sky Cinema Due, it started on March 8, 2019.
Sky Cinema Due +24 HD

Sky Cinema Uno

Sky Cinema Uno is the flagship channel. This channel shows the first viewing of films after there time in cinema that Sky have the rights to. Until November 4, 2016 it was called Sky Cinema 1.[1]

Sky Cinema Uno +24

Sky Cinema Uno +24 retransmits the schedule of the Sky Cinema Uno channel 24 hours after the main channel. Until December 20, 2008 it was called Sky Cinema 3, later becoming Sky Cinema +24. Following the Sky #IoRestoACasa initiative, from April 4 to May 26, 2020 the channel is renamed to Sky Cinema #IoRestoACasa 1 and from May 27 to June 30, 2020 it was renamed to Sky Cinema per te 1.[5][6][7][8]

Sky Cinema Due

Sky Cinema Due, formerly known as Sky Cinema Cult, Cult and Cult Network Italia, is the channel dedicated to cinema d'author and to independent productions. It has been managed by Sky Cinema since August 2011.[2]

Sky Cinema Due +24

Sky Cinema Due +24, born on March 8, 2019, retransmits the schedule of the Sky Cinema Due channel postponed by 24 hours. Following the Sky #IoRestoACasa initiative, from April 4 to May 26, 2020 the channel is renamed to Sky Cinema #IoRestoACasa 2 while from May 27 to June 30, 2020 it will be renamed to Sky Cinema per te 2.[5][6][7][8]

From August 12, to September 17, 2020 the channel became Sky Cinema per te.[9]

Sky Cinema Collection

Sky Cinema Collection was born on March 1, 2008 as Sky Cinema Hits. It was also formerly Sky Cinema 16:9 which broadcast in the then new 16:9 ratio.

Under the current name, the channel is dedicated to film reviews and collections/ franchises including:

And occasionally becomes:

Sky Cinema Family

Sky Cinema Family, started airing on the December 20, 2008, broadcasting films of different genres each day including: comedies, animated films, teen-comedies, blockbusters and films from the eighties and nineties. There will be a female audience each Friday in prime time and cycles focusing on the stars of Hollywood. From April 1, 2010, broadcasts in HD begin. From December 3, 2011 to June 30, 2019, each weekend broadcast, the channel time shared with Disney Cinemagic.[11]

Sky Cinema Action

Sky Cinema Action, formerly Sky Cinema Max, is the channel that mainly offering action films. These include science fiction, horror, espionage, thriller in themed cycles. From July 20, 2009 is also available in HD.

Sky Cinema Suspense

Sky Cinema Suspense is the channel dedicated to thriller, crime, horror and noir films.

Sky Cinema Romance

Sky Cinema Romance, formerly Sky Cinema Passion, is the channel dedicated mainly to films of love, romance and passion, which started on the March 1, 2011.[3][4]

Sky Cinema Drama

Sky Cinema Drama is the channel dedicated to dramas and biographies.

Sky Cinema Comedy

Sky Cinema Comedy is the channel dedicated to comedies, from international cult, Italian, American and British Comedy. The channel is started broadcasting on March 1, 2011 replacing Sky Cinema Italia.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Ten new channels for SKY, from 31 July". Mag-Sky. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "From Cult to Sky Cinema Cult". Mag-Sky. 30 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Comedy and Passion: the new Cinema HD channels from Sky arrive". Mag-Sky. February 28, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d Debora Marighetti (11 February 2011). "From 1 March the new channels Sky Cinema Comedy and Sky Cinema Passion". TvBlog.it.
  5. ^ a b "200404 - MEDIASET MUX 1: ACTIVATED THE TWO NEW SKY CINEMA CHANNELS I STAY AT HOME, SKY SPORT 24 HD AND SKY SPORT SERIE A HD ELIMINATED - ITALY IN DIGITAL - DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV IN ITALY". www.litaliaindigitale.it. 4 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  6. ^ a b Editorial Staff (1 May 2020). "Sky Cinema, Sky Cinema channels #IoRestoACasa extended until 31 May". TeleDigitale. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Sky, two free cinema channels for subscribers: which are | Libero Tecnologia". Tecnologia.libero.it. 27 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  8. ^ a b "200527 - MEDIASET MUX 1: I TWO SKY CINEMA CHANNELS I REST AT HOME BECOME SKY CINEMA FOR YOU - ITALY IN DIGITAL - DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV IN ITALY". www.litaliaindigitale.it. 27 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  9. ^ Sky TG24 (11 August 2020). "Sky Cinema is turned on for you, with the best of Italian films". tg24.sky.it. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  10. ^ "SKY CINEMA. NEW TEMPORARY CHANNEL DEDICATED TO SHREK".
  11. ^ "Weekend in the fabulous world of Disney". Mag-Sky. 2 December 2011.