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Click for larger image The Movie Channel Pre-Launch Promo
1991
Click for larger image This promo highlights the movies coming up on this new channel

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Launch
1991
Click for larger image The Movie Channel was launched in 1991 as part of the new 5 channel BskyB network, following the merger with BSB.
 
Note that this is not affiliated with the US pay TV service "The Movie Channel"


Click for larger image The Movie Channel Idents
1991
Click for larger image A couple of idents here

NBC Monday Night at the Movies
1987
Spot the difference between this NBC 1987 sequence and The Movie Channel ident from 1991
 
The NBC ident was produced by PDI - Pacific Data Images, now PDI/Dreamworks


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1991
Promo
1991
Promo
1991
Promo
1991


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1991
Break Bumper 2
1991
Break Bumper 3
1991
Break Bumper 4
1991


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1991
Break Bumper 6
1991
Break Bumper 7
1991
Break Bumper 8
1991


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1992
Box Office
1991
September
1991
Special Feature
1997


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Click for larger image The Movie Channel Ident
1993
Click for larger image The new look introduced in 1993 designed and produced by GRFX Novocom

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Break Bumper
1993
Click for larger image And the quick break bumper..

Click for larger image Coming Up Promo
1993
Click for larger image A couple of promos here from 1993...

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Ident
1995
Click for larger image This was The Movie Channel's first ident in 1995, only shown for a week or so, the computer animation looks like it wasn't quite ready when you compare it to the version below

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Ident
1995
Click for larger image The ‘tombstone’ corporate look was introduced in October 1995, here’s how it looked on The Movie Channel

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Break Bumper
1995
Click for larger image Here's a couple examples of the break bumper

Click for larger image Film Promos
1995
Click for larger image A couple of examples showing the branding for film promotions

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Ident
1996
Click for larger image Another tweak to the corporate look in 1996, with new colourways in gold for all of Sky’s movie channels

Click for larger image The Movie Channel Break Bumper
1996
Click for larger image A quick break bumper...

Click for larger image Sky Movies Screen 2 Ident
1997
Click for larger image The Movie Channel was rebranded Sky Movies Screen 2 in September 1997

Click for larger image Sky Movies Screen 2 Ident (short version)
1997
Click for larger image A shorter version of the ident used before half hour programmes

Click for larger image Sky Movies Screen 2 Break Bumper & Lineup
1997
Click for larger image A break bumper and a look at what’s on...

Click for larger image Sky Premier Ident
1998
Sky Movies Screen 2 was rebranded Sky Premier on September 10th 1998. Sky wanted to reflect each of the channel's own personality by creating individual idents, and not following one corporate look as seen in previous years.
 
Reminiscent of a Maxfield Parrish illustration, CGI environments were created for Sky Premier - with Goddesses in a fantasy ethereal world above the clouds. Possibly seen by some as a bit scary as these women fall to their deaths into a shower of gold dust!

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Click for larger image Sky Premier Widescreen
1998
Click for larger image With the launch of Sky digital in 1998, Sky launched a widescreen version of Sky Premier, it simulcast films but in their original widescreen format. They also launched Sky Premier 2, 3 and 4
 
This promo explains how to tune in.


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1998
Sky Premier Widescreen Star Wars Ident
1999
Sky Premier Widescreen Filler
1998


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1998
Sky Premier 2 Ident
1999
Sky Premier 3 Ident
1999
Sky Premier 4 Ident
1999


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1998
Sky Premier 2 Bumper
1999
Sky Premier 3 Bumper
1999
Sky Premier 4 Bumper
1999


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1999
Sunday Family Movie
1999
Premier3 Matinee
1999
Premier4 Matinee
1999


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