Premiere was the original pioneer in broadcasting subscription premium movies via satellite. In 1986 it merged with rival film channel Mirrorvision, but kept the brand Premiere.
To view Premiere via satellite you would have needed expensive equipment and a dish around 1.5metre in size. It's largest audience was via cable tv.
The channel shut down in July 1989. Running up losses of around £10 million, could not survive with the high costs of new films and competition from the launch of Sky Movies.
A Premiere Film Channel poster from 1987