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New pop-up "Sky-Fi" channel to launch

Sky Cinema has unveiled a dedicated Sci-Fi movie channel as its latest temporary themed channel. 

The Sky-Fi channel promises to bring customers an unrivalled collection of sci-fi films this September, offering some of the genre's biggest titles.

Launching on Saturday 9 September, for a month, Sky Cinema subscribers via Sky satellite and NOW TV will be able to enjoy sci-fi classics and some of the most iconic franchises from the genre. The dedicated channel is available at no extra cost to Sky Cinema customers, which is available at £10 per month. It will temporary take the place of the current Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror channel.

Also available on-demand, the Sky-Fi channel's output will include the entire Star Wars series – featuring The Force Awakens and 2016's Rogue One - alongside all 10 original Star Trek movies, Spielberg classics such as Close Encounters of The Third Kind and Minority Report, plus James Cameron's The Terminator.

Ahead of the theatrical release of Blade Runner 2049, the channel will also feature the theatrical version of Ridley Scott's iconic Blade Runner, as well as a special programme looking ahead to the new film.

Sky Cinema Group Director, Ian Lewis, commented: 
“Sky Cinema Sky-Fi will bring together all that's great about the genre, from iconic franchises such as Star Wars and Star Trek, to classics such as Blade Runner and Close Encounters. It is another innovative offering for our customers bringing the sci-fi genre to life, re-affirming our position as the UK and Ireland's leading in-home movies service."