Sky Movies announces free weekend pass

From: British Sky Broadcasting Ltd
Published: Thu Oct 22 2009

Sky Movies has announced a weekend of free movies allowing all Sky TV customers to watch premium Sky Movies content, free of charge from 6pm on Friday the 30 October until 6am on Monday the 2 November.

Sky Movies Screen 1 and Screen 1 HD will be available for the duration of the weekend giving all Sky TV subscribers the chance to watch their favourite movies uninterrupted, unedited and all in glorious high definition.

The Free Weekend Pass will allow viewers to watch a selection of current Sky Movies favourites such as Atonement, Enchanted and The Incredible Hulk as well as all time classics like The Usual Suspects, The Godfather and Sleepless in Seattle. All the movies in the weekend will be available in both standard and high definition.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, said: "We want to show Sky TV subscribers what a fantastic variety of films we have on Sky Movies. The line-up for the weekend is great and shows what an extensive breadth of content we have on the channel."

As well as the films Sky Movies will screen a selection of exclusive interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest names including Ricky Gervais and Jim Carrey; viewers will also be able to watch the first two episodes from Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two.

From 26 October, the Sky Movies HD service will have a total of 10 HD channels available, showing more HD film content than any other UK broadcaster.


Note to Editors
Sky Movies offers UK television’s widest choice of films, giving customers choice and flexibility over what they watch, when and how – whether in HD, on PC or mobile. It shows 450 different films a week across 21 multiplex screens including 10 HD screens – 10 more than anyone else. Through links with every major film studio it offers nine out of 10 of the top box office films – with five Sky Movies premieres every week.  Well over two million films have been downloaded via Sky’s VOD service, Sky Player, and Sky Movies Magazine – produced by the makers of Total Film, has one of the largest circulations of any magazine in Europe

The free movies weekend is available to Sky TV customers only

Sky Movies Screen 1 appears on 311 in Sky EPG and Screen 1 HD appears on 314 in Sky EPG

Only Sky HD customers will be able to watch the Sky Movies Screen 1 HD

About Sky
Sky is the UK's leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.4 million homes - a third of households across the UK and Ireland - enjoy the entertainment, movies, news and sports channels. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch. Almost 5.5 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky's digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and 1.3 million enjoy the picture and sound quality of Sky+HD, which offers 33 dedicated HD channels. Sky is also the UK's fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with more than 2.2 million customers taking Sky Broadband and more than1.8 million customers taking Sky Talk.

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