Sky Cinema launches dedicated Oscars channel and streaming collection
VOD News | On 21, Feb 2017
Sky has launched Sky Cinema Oscars, a channel dedicated to the 89th Academy Awards.
The channel – number 304 on your Sky box – will be the exclusive home of The Oscars in the UK and Ireland, providing full live coverage of the ceremony this Sunday, as well as airing a wide range of Oscar-winning films over the next two weeks.
Sky has long been the home of the Academy Awards in the UK and this year is no exception. On Sunday 26th February from 11.30pm, presenter Alex Zane and guests including Heat’s Boyd Hilton, journalist and film critic Anna Smith, and comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar, will host a special preview show covering everything from the red carpet arrivals to award predictions. Live coverage of the awards ceremony itself will follow from 1.30am.
Across mobile and social media, Sky Cinema will present the latest breaking news, previews of this year’s contenders, and the key highlights following the ceremony on Monday morning.
Group Director, Sky Cinema Ian Lewis says: “The Oscars is the biggest moment in the film industry and as the UK and Ireland’s leading in-home movies service, Sky Cinema will provide unrivalled coverage throughout the week across our platforms. As well as showing exclusively live coverage of the Academy Awards, viewers can enjoy all the previews, news and reviews as well as over 100 Oscar-winning films throughout the week.”
Indeed, Sky continues to add former Oscar winners to its library of on-demand movies. There are now over 100 Oscar-winning films in a bespoke collection On Demand, including 2016 winners The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, and more, as well as a host of classics, such as American Beauty, A Beautiful Mind, The Departed, The Godfather, Inglourious Basterds, Jerry Maguire, Max Max: Fury Road, No Country For Old Men and Saving Private Ryan.
Not a Sky customer? You can also get Sky Cinema through a NOW TV Cinema Pass, which costs £9.99 a month – with a 14-day free trial available. Both The Academy Awards live on Sunday night and Sky’s range of Oscar-winning movies will be available through NOW TV. For more information on how to watch the Oscars 2017 live without Sky, click here.