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Sky Cinema to provide the full Oscars® story

Exclusive coverage of The Oscars® on TV and across digital media

Launched today, dedicated channel Sky Cinema Oscars® (Sky EPG 304) will be the exclusive home of The Oscars in the UK and Ireland.  The channel will provide full live coverage of The 89th Academy Awards, the biggest and glitziest night in the film calendar, as well as airing a wide range of Oscar-winning films over the next two weeks.

On Sunday 26 February from 11.30pm, presenter Alex Zane and guests including Heat editor Boyd Hilton, journalist and film critic Anna Smith, and comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar, will host a special preview show, Oscars 2017: Red Carpet Live, covering everything from the red carpet arrivals to award predictions. Live coverage of the awards ceremony itself will follow from 1.30am.

Across mobile and social media, Sky Cinema will also have the complete picture, providing the latest breaking news, previews of this year’s contenders, and the key highlights following the ceremony on Monday morning.

Sky Cinema’s offering also includes over 100 Oscar-winning films in a bespoke collection On Demand, including 2016 winners The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, and more, as well as a host of all-time classics.

Group Director, Sky Cinema Ian Lewis said: “The Oscars is the biggest moment in the film industry and as the UK and Ireland’s leading in-home movies service, Sky Cinema will provide unrivalled coverage throughout the week across our platforms.  As well as showing exclusively live coverage of the Academy Awards, viewers can enjoy all the previews, news and reviews as well as over 100 Oscar-winning films throughout the week.”

Sky Cinema viewers can enjoy the Academy Awards as part of an unrivalled service that includes a new premiere every day and over 1000 movies On Demand in the Sky Cinema collection.

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