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Sky Movies to rebrand in July

Sky Movies is to be re-branded Sky Cinema in July, bringing the service in line with the name used in Europe.

From the 8th July, the newly renamed service will offer movie premiere every day, launching with the UK TV premiere of Bond film Spectre.

As part of the changes, Sky Cinema's on-demand library will grow and there will be a new World Cinema strand. But as of yet, there's no firm launch date for a new UHD service, although it has been confirmed as coming this year for Sky Q users. HD will be offered at no extra cost for Sky and Virgin Media subscribers, with changes to the way Sky processes HD to improve picture quality for subscribers.

Sky Cinema is the name already used for Sky's premium movie service in Germany, Austria and Italy. The new brand will be rolled out across all platforms carrying Sky Movies in the UK and Ireland.

Three days after the change to Sky Movies, there's another change for Sky viewers: Sky Sports will be rejigging its sports channels on Sky, undoing the unpopular move of Sky Sports News HQ to channel 401.

Film premieres on Sky Cinema
Some of the premieres on Sky Cinema in July and August


Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Minions Movie
Crimson Peak
Strange Magic
The Walk
Me, Earl and the Dying girl
The Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Four Corners
El Ardor


Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
The Man from U.N.C.L.E
The Martian
The Good Dinosaur
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Perfect Guy
Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods
The Dressmaker
Tokyo Tribe
Hour of the Lynx