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Old 17-01-2013, 18:38
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Seems to be a renamed More>Movies channel.
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:47
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Seems to be a renamed More>Movies channel.
It hasn't, and Movie Mix was just mentioned on a trailer.
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:55
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Is there a Website for this channel?
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:06
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Looks like MovieMix has launched fulltime now! It has full EPG listings.

Has it anything to do Sony?

Films and TV shows look very familiar, straight off Sony TV, Sony Movies and More>Movies?
It has an "mm" dog in a box. The m is very similar (but not the same) style as that used by movies4men/more>movies. I managed to switch it on just as a programme was starting, so missed any ident/announcement which might have helped identify the (owner of) the station.

It does actually look like a proper channel now though!
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:09
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Seems to be a renamed More>Movies channel.
It hasn't, and Movie Mix was just mentioned on a trailer.
The Guardian is on now, and Storm Warning is on next. That is identical to the More>Movies listing on www.movies4men.co.uk (as are the rest of the listings I've bothered to compare)

The real question is... why not call it more>movies on Freeview too? As said, the trailers do refer to Movie Mix not More>Movies! In fact, they've just played a generic "we are Movie Mix" trailer advertising themselves as "the channel for whatever you're into". Presumably you have to be into whatever More>Movies happens to be showing.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:32
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it is movie mix not more movies from the adds could be very good addition to freeview.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:39
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it is movie mix not more movies from the adds could be very good addition to freeview.
Movie Mix (Freeview) and More>Movies (Satellite) are running the same schedule, they're just using different branding.

There must be a good reason they've chosen not to use the More>Movies name on Freeview?

Regardless of the name issue, this is one of the better channels to launch on Freeview in recent times.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:57
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Hmm, they've just played out a trailer for themselves... but it's the more>movies one!
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:13
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Encouraging news! Most (if not all) films & progs been on tv before, but it does give more choice again. Will be interesting to see what tv guides start listing this channel (as it's showing progs 8am-c.1am) then that's as much as 5USA, 5* etc.. ! At least it's on the EPG now.
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:30
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Why the different branding?
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:31
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movie mix looks like it could be a nice addition to the freeview platform now that we have full service, nothing new or original but certainly extra choice in key areas and less teleshopping which is always a bonus in itself.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:37
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As movie mix become a useful channel?
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Old 18-01-2013, 10:24
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Perhaps the different branding is part of the transition to comply with DMOL/Ofcom rules about new channels.

Big Deal - teleshopping + movie. Renamed MovieMix but same content. Then the content changed after a set amount of time to just movies. Then, after a similar set amount of time, another "rebrand" to more>movies.

That way, they can claim its the same channel but with a few minor changes after the minimum time required.

Big Deal - teleshopping + movie
MovieMix - teleshopping + movie (rebrand)
MovieMix - movie channel (new content but same channel)
More>movies - movie channel (rebrand)
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Old 18-01-2013, 14:24
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Presumably there as been a change of ownership, Square 1 were the operators of Big Deal and Sony Pictures Television own the More>Movies channel. Or maybe it's a franchise arrangement between these companies, which could be a reason for the different name.

Does anyone have any further information? This channel seems to have been launched without any publicity.
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Old 18-01-2013, 14:54
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This channel seems to have been launched without any publicity.
I expect the channel to be renamed More>Movies in the coming weeks, and recieve substantial promotion then.

In my opinion its a shame the channel is not purely a movie channel, but it still seems a welcome addition.
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Old 18-01-2013, 16:01
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Presumably there as been a change of ownership, Square 1 were the operators of Big Deal and Sony Pictures Television own the More>Movies channel. Or maybe it's a franchise arrangement between these companies, which could be a reason for the different name.

Does anyone have any further information? This channel seems to have been launched without any publicity.

Isn't Square 1 just a small premium rate phone service provider? I thought they just provide sex chat etc services .How come they appear to hold licences for a number of channels? Do they actually operate any??
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Old 18-01-2013, 17:23
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Isn't Square 1 just a small premium rate phone service provider? I thought they just provide sex chat etc services .How come they appear to hold licences for a number of channels? Do they actually operate any??
The Big Deal was initially a premium rate quiz channel.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:39
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I'm sure we can agree that this is an unexpected bonus. One less shopping channel, one more movie channel, ...ish.
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Old 18-01-2013, 19:49
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There's still 9 hours of teleshopping on there every day.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:03
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There's still 9 hours of teleshopping on there every day.
At least it's from 1am-10am when the ratings aren't likely to be very high anyway.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:07
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At least it's from 1am-10am when the ratings aren't likely to be very high anyway.
Yes, pretty much when the vast majority of channels carry teleshopping. I wonder if anyone will miss having films on there at 3am.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:24
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At least it's from 1am-10am when the ratings aren't likely to be very high anyway.
Some of the movie in the next 7 days end after 1am.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:49
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I'm sure we can agree that this is an unexpected bonus. One less shopping channel, one more movie channel, ...ish.


Bang on there!
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Old 19-01-2013, 15:42
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Posted on Broadcasting, thought might be of interest here:

The new movies & TV movies from the Sony catalogue on More>Movies don't seem to be solely male focused, I presume that was the idea of dropping the Men&Movies brand to give it a wider appeal for the launch on Freeview, movies coming up:

Closer (2004) (Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen) The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. Today 21:00 - 22:50

It Could Happen to You (1994) (Nicholas Cage, Bridget Fonda) A police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a waitress in lieu of a tip. Today 23:00 - 01:00, Monday 17:00 - 19:00

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001) (Glenn Close, Meat Loaf) The adventures of a family who head west to the California gold fields in the 1850s. Sunday 15:00 - 16:50

Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) (Jean-Claude Van Damme) The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army. When the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control. Sunday 21:00 - 22:40.

Higher Learning (1995) (Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Omar Epps, Jason Wiles) People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus. Sunday 23:00 - 01:30, Monday 21:00 - 23:30.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) (Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, John Gielgud) Monday 10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday 11:50 - 13:50, Thursday 17:00 - 19:00.

Swing Vote (1999) (Andy Garcia, Harry Belafonte) A US Supreme Court Justice must marshal his colleagues when they split their vote on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder after she has an abortion. Monday 12:00 - 13:50, Tuesday 10:00 - 11:50.

Blind Date (1987) (Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis) In this comedy, a nerdy financial exec's blind date goes crazy after drinking champagne, turning his normal life into a shambles. Monday 23:30 - 01:20, Tuesday 21:00 - 22:50.

Crowned and Dangerous (1997) (Yasmine Bleeth, Gates McFadden) After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother. Tuesday 12:00 - 13:50.

Surrender, Dorothy (2006) (Diane Keaton, Tom Everett Scott) After a young woman dies in a tragic car accident, her mother copes with the loss by visiting her daughter's friends when they fail to attend the funeral. Tuesday 17:00 - 18:50, Friday 12:00 - 13:45.

White Nights (1985) (Mikhail Baryshnikov, Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini) Eight years after his defection to the West, a Russian ballet star is forced by a twist of fate back to Russia. Tuesday 23:00 - 01:40, Wednesday 21:00 - 23:40, Saturday 16:20 - 19:00.

Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006) (Joely Richardson, Justina Machado) An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human. Wednesday 10:00 - 11:40.

Double Platinum (1999) (Diana Ross, Brandy Norwood) A young singer is reunited with the mother who left her when she was a child. Wednesday 17:00 - 18:50, Thursday 12:10 - 14:00, Friday 10:00 - 11:50.

About Last Night (1986) (Rob Lowe, Demi Moore) Rob Lowe doesn't want to get serious. Demi Moore doesn't want to get used. Together, they're a memorable couple in this rom-com. Wednesday 23:40 - 02:00, Thursday 21:00 - 23:15.

Fly Away Home (1996) (Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels) A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. Thursday 10:00 - 12:10, Friday 16:55 - 19:00.

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) (Kathleen Turner, Nicholas Cage) Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. Thursday 23:15 - 01:20, Friday 21:00 - 23:00.

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) (Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson) In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait. Friday 23:00 - 00:50, Saturday 21:00 - 22:50.

The Crossing Poster (2000) (Jeff Daniels) A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. Saturday 10:00 - 11:40.
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Old 19-01-2013, 18:08
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The sound levels are very high during commercial breaks compared to the programmes.
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