By Lucy Jordan

Sony this week launched ‘The Sony Movie Channel’ in the UK, which will kick off with Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery, followed by Big Fish and Resident Evil: Extinction. 

This is the new channel’s first endeavour outside the US, and it will offer films from the 80s, 90s and 00s.  

“We’re very excited to bring Sony Movie Channel to the UK, where we will be showcasing a wide variety of film genres every day,” said Kate Marsh, Senior Vice President of Broadcast and Channel Development for Sony Pictures Television. 

 “We know that audiences love great stories and our schedule of favourite movies will appeal to film fans of all tastes, looking for movie entertainment.” 

The channel was inspired by the success of the Sony TV’s long weekend of movies, which started last April. 

Regular fixtures will include ‘Action Mondays’, featuring Donnie Brasco starring Johnny Depp, and Street Fighter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, among other picks. 

There will also be a double bill ‘Friday Feature’, showcasing the likes of Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. 

The new channel will also deliver themed seasons every month, beginning with the Thriller Season in May, with titles like Panic Room starring Jodie Foster, family psychodrama Hush with Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow, and The Forgotten, starring Julianne Moore. 

The channel can be found at Sky Channel 323

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.