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Disney and Harry Potter: What's New With Sky Movies? UPDATED

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Update: Since the original publication of this article, Sky have made one of the most drastic changes to their Sky service since its launch back in 1990 - they've changed its name. Sky Movies is now Sky Cinema, and has launched a new promotion - a new premier every single day. This has coincided with a boost in calls to the Sky contact numbers, as new customers flock to the service.

Since Sky first started beaming from satellites on high in 1990, it's movies service has been one of its biggest and most important elements. Right from the word go, Sky Movies has provided access to a huge library of films, broadcast in great quality and with great variety. Key to that has been the locking in of first-run deals with big production companies like 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, Buena Vista Distribution and many, many more. Today, there are 12 channels in the Sky Movies family, each specialising in a different genre. However, if Sky really want to keep customers from cancelling their subscription on the Sky customer service phone number, they need to keep coming up with reasons why Movies is better than Netflix. Today, Sky have given customers two such reasons.

The first big announcement out of Sky's Movies' division is that for the first time, Sky will be offering exclusive access to the entire Harry Potter catalogue, letting customers dive into the magic whenever the mood takes them. To celebrate the series coming to Sky Movies, from Saturday the 24th of October until the 2nd of November, Sky Movies Greats will be renamed to Sky Movies Harry Potter on the TV Guide, and will be broadcasting every film back to back in a marathon that simply isn't to be missed. The company are encouraging that fans join the conversation by using the hashtag #pottermarathon, sharing the in-jokes and love that fans of the series are best known for. Also, Sky Movies will be airing the never before seen on British TV extended versions of both Philosophers Stone and Chamber of Secrets.

Alternatively, all the films will be available on demand and on streaming services like Now TV, so you can dig into the series whenever the mood takes you. Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies said: "We are thrilled to be able to bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to our customers, all in one place so they can enjoy the magic of this timeless story whenever and wherever it suits them”

Perhaps of more importance to Sky Movies though, is the news that they've extended their exclusive deal with Disney. This new multi-year movie and TV deal with Disney UK & Ireland will ensure that customers can continue to enjoy incredible Disney films and programmes well into the future. That means that just nine months after they hit the cinema, films like Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere on Sky Movies, truly helping to bring the cinematic experience into our homes, in HD and sometimes even 3D. Needless to say, it's the kind of deal which keeps people from heading to the Sky customer service phone number to cancel.

Gary Davey, Managing Director of Content at Sky Movies commented: “Sky and Disney have been working together for almost 25 years. Our collaboration has continued to grow and the launch of the exclusive Sky Movies Disney channel two years ago has been a huge success. This new agreement means our customers can continue to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Inside Out” before they are available on any other online subscription service. They also get access to a great portfolio of family channels and a growing on demand library of amazing shows and films which we know they love.”

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