From October 26th, customers can subscribe to 11 Sky Movies channels in SD as well as on-demand content for an additional fee. It’ll all be done via existing Vision+ and YouView hardware, so there’s no need to buy any more gear, although HD-enthusiasts might just have to bite the bullet and sign up with Rupert directly. Show full PR text BT and Sky reach agreement to add Sky Movies to BT TV BT and Sky have signed a multi-year contract which will see Sky Movies made available through BT TV. BT will offer Sky Movies for a monthly subscription that customers can add to their existing BT TV package from October 26. The agreement means that BT will be able to offer its TV customers the option to bolt-on Sky Movies whether they are customers with the YouView box or the latest Vision + box. For Sky, the deal supports Sky’s growing wholesale content business. BT TV customers will be able to enjoy the latest movies across 11 Sky Movies channels, in standard definition, both as streamed live channels and on-demand for those with BT Infinity fibre broadband. For customers with regular BT broadband Sky Movies is only available on-demand. Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service giving access to over 700 different movies on demand including brand new exclusive premieres every week from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros., and Universal. Sky Movies subscribers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies first, at least 12 months before any online subscription service. Premieres in October include Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables and Gangster-Squad.
During the screenings, the audience is encouraged to download an app, that will allow them to play games and sing along with the 1989 classic film. While TV networks have capitalized on this second screen trend by showing fan messages from Twitter during live broadcasts, Disney has taken the idea out of the living room and into theaters. Realizing that its target audience the touch-screen generation (see story, page 26) increasingly uses digital devices, the company has designed applications for moviegoers. With the theatrical rereleases of The Little Mermaid in September and The Nightmare Before Christmas on Oct. 18, Disney launched companion apps for the iPad. Audiences can download the apps at home and then bring their tablets with them to the theater. RECOMMENDED: The 25 best animated movies of all time readers’ picks These special screenings make films like Ariels under-the-sea adventure feel a bit like a Rocky Horror Picture Show revival for 6-year-olds. When King Triton makes his royal entrance, the app tells audiences to Cheer! The lyrics to each song pop up on the tablet, encouraging people to sing along. And interactive games pit viewers against each other to see who can rack up the most points. Kim Tracey Prince of Agoura Hills, Calif., says that before learning about Disneys Second Screen Live app, her two sons had no interest in seeing The Little Mermaid. They considered it a girl movie. But she says that the iPad app lured them in. While Brady, age 6, got swept up in the story and quickly lost interest in the app, Kyle, 8, manned the tablet throughout the movie nudging his mom occasionally for answers to the pop-up trivia questions.
Watch Your Favorite Comic-Inspired Movies on Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand
Markets open in 4 hrs 27 mins Watch Your Favorite Comic-Inspired Movies on Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand Press Release: Time Warner Cable 19 hours ago 116.59 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Time Warner Cable Digital TV customers can now watch their favorite super heroes from the big screen on Movies On Demand. From X-Men to Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, these must-see, action-packed movies are only a click away. The Comic Book Heroes movie collection On Demand will be available through November 25 and includes the following films: X-Men Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Punisher: War Zone Captain America: The First Avenger Hulk Blade II Blade: Trinity Customers can watch any of these movies and more by tuning to the Movies On Demand channel, clicking Enjoy Better and selecting Comic Book Heroes. For more information on Enjoy Movies Better, please visit www.twcondemand.com/EnjoyBetter . No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Mighty Marvel Movie Sweepstakes presented by Time Warner Cable is open to legal U.S. residents who reside in a serviceable area of Time Warner Cable or Insight Communications and those living in the same household in the following states/areas: AL, AZ, CA, CO (only in Gunnison), GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, or WI, and 18 years of age or older. Starts 10:01 a.m. ET 10/10/13 & ends 11:59 p.m. ET 11/7/13. For the official rules and complete details, visit facebook.com/twc . Sponsored by Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC.