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Major releases like the rebooted Ghostbusters will form Sky Cinema’s new lineup
Due to launch across the UK and Ireland on July 8, the new option will offer “even more of the biggest and best movies closer to cinema release than any other subscription service”. Sky is ditching its Movies service and replacing it with Sky Cinema, which will show a new film premiere every single day.
Along with a bigger library of on-demand films, the new service will also offer more pop-up channels and improved picture quality.
All of the new features will be available to existing Sky Movies subscribers at no extra cost.
What’s more, HD pictures will be available as standard for all customers using Sky and Virgin Media.
The Martian will make its Sky debut in August
The daily premieres lineup includes James Bond movie Spectre on launch day, with Steve Jobs , Bridge of Spies and The Danish Girl all landing soon.
The soon-to-be-scrapped Sky Movies offers just four premieres a week.
“Customers want a breadth of the latest quality films to enjoy with the flexibility to watch whenever they want and on whatever device they choose,” said Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Cinema, Europe.
“Sky Cinema builds on this commitment with even more premieres and instant access to an unrivalled library of the latest blockbusters and classic films.”
Major films will be available to watch eight months after cinema release, and will be exclusive to Sky Cinema for more than a year before viewers can watch them on any other subscription service, says Sky.
Along with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens , the service will be showing all the latest superhero blockbusters from Marvel and DC including Captain America Civil War and Suicide Squad .
Subscribers can expect to see The Martian , Minions Movie and the rebooted Ghostbusters in the future.
Sky is also planning a series of themed pop-up channels including Star Trek and Disney-Pixar.
Films will be shown across 11 live channels, on demand and on the go through Sky Go and the dedicated Sky Cinema app.
Subscribers to the premium Sky Q will also have access to ultra high-def 4K films by the end of the year.
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