Great! Movies Classic
Great! Movies Classic (stylized as GREAT! movies classic) is a British free-to-air TV channel that launched 10 September 2019 as Sony Movies Classic, replacing True Movies. The launch began with a temporary seasonal replacement called Sony Movies Christmas, lasting from 10 September 2019 to 7 January 2020. On 7 January 2020 the replacement was replaced by Sony Movies Classic. The channel is dedicated to classic movies from the 40s to the 00s.
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom|
|Timeshift service||Great! Movies Classic +1|
|Owner||Sony Pictures Television (2019–2021)|
Narrative Capital (2021–)
Great! Movies Action
|Launched||10 September 2019|
|Former names||Sony Movies Classic (2019–2021)|
(Areas with local multiplex only)
Channel 62 (+1)
(+1 is Manchester only)
|Virgin Media||Channel 424|
Channel 304 (+1)
Channel 320 (+1)
|11306 V 27500 5/6|
11306 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
The brand voice of the channel is British voice over artist Ben Neidle, who voices the promos and continuity links.
Prior to the 10 September 2019 launch of Sony Movies Classic, the channel was known as True Movies. This channel topped all the film channels in August 2005. The first time a Christmas replacement of the channel was made was in 2013. On 24 July 2019, it was announced that True Movies, Along with Movies4Men and True Entertainment would be closed and replaced by this channel from 10 September, after the temporary Sony Movies Christmas replacement on 10 September 2019
Sony Movies Christmas returned on 24 September 2020, and ran till 4 January 2021.
Due to Narrative Capital acquiring SPT's full UK portfolio on 14 May 2021, the channel was rebranded as Great! Movies Classic on 25 May 2021.
The channel will temporarily rebrand as Great! Movies Christmas from 23 September 2021 until 4 January 2022
- "New network GREAT! launches in the UK". May 17, 2021.
- "Sony Movie Channel has been renamed Great! But how? And why?!". the Guardian. May 26, 2021.
- Tolve, Christopher (30 July 2019). "Sony to launch UK's first free-to-air movie network, rebranding existing channels". The Drum. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
- "Sony Pictures Television U.K. Channels Sold to U.S. Investment Firm Narrative Capital". Variety. Retrieved 14 May 2021.