Sky is launching a new TV channel next month, which will become the home of Disney’s films in the UK and Ireland.
Sky Movies Disney, which is scheduled to go live on Sky on Thursday 28 March, will broadcast a range of new and classic Disney titles.
The channel is being created as part of a new partnership deal between Sky and Disney, which covers further films and Disney channels across multiple platforms and devices.
Following the launch, Sky Movies Disney’s first offerings will include Brave, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings and Wreck-It Ralph.
Upcoming theatrical releases such as Oz: the Great and Powerful, Monsters University and The Lone Ranger will also appear on the channel, around six months after they hit cinemas.
Sky Go customers will be able to watch Sky Movies Disney on their smartphones, tablets and laptops, and viewers will also be able to watch 3D Disney movies on Sky 3D.
Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive, said: “The launch of Sky Movies Disney is great news for our customers and builds on the strong relationship that Sky and Disney have enjoyed for more than 20 years.
“We’re delighted that an entertainment company of Disney’s international stature has chosen to work with Sky on its first co-branded linear movie channel. This is a world-first collaboration that will excite millions of families and further strengthen our market-leading movies service.”
As well as Sky Movies Disney, Sky also intends to launch Disney Junior HD in April.