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SBS World Movies switches to Foxtel on Demand

The SBS World Movies subscription channel will cease to be a stand-alone channel from February and shift to Foxtel On Demand, the broadcaster has announced.

The announcement:

SBS World Movies switches linear channel for dedicated offering on Foxtel On Demand 

SBS today announced that from 1 February 2018, the iconic World Movies subscription channel will switch from a Foxtel linear channel to be hosted on Foxtel On Demand, with a weekly movie slot on the pay TV provider’s Foxtel Movies Masterpiece channel.

For more than 22 years, World Movies has showcased the best in international cinema, bringing Australians a diverse selection of award-winning favourites and acclaimed new releases from across the globe, in more than 200 languages.

Hosted as a dedicated film collection on Foxtel On Demand, World Movies will showcase a selection of quality international titles, giving subscribers the freedom to watch at their convenience. World Movies will also continue on Stan, in a renewal of SBS’s agreement with the streaming platform.

Chris Keely, General Manager, SBS Subscription TV said: “SBS is pleased that World Movies will continue as a key film destination on Foxtel On Demand, giving viewers the flexibility to watch some of the best films from across the world anytime, anywhere and on a device of their choice.”

World Movies will move from a linear channel to Foxtel On Demand from 1 February 2018. The World Movies weekly movie slot will air on the Foxtel Movies Masterpiece channel from 3 January 2018.

Source: SBS media release

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