Sky Television has launched its 2001 autumn programme schedule and
announced new facilities for its Sky Movies Active Service.
The highlight of the autumn film schedule sees Russell Crowe appearing
in the acclaimed Gladiator in its first showing on free-to-air
Gladiator tops the bill of films for Sky's movie channels in October and
November. Other highlights include first TV showings of O Brother, Where
Art Thou, starring George Clooney, the Brit film success Billy Elliot,
American Beauty and Erin Brockovich, the film based on a true story and
featuring Julia Roberts.
Sky Movie Max and Sky Cinema highlights include Go, 8mm, Dr Strangelove,
and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Sky Television has also announced the launch of Sky Movie Active's new
facility, where viewers can book cinema tickets through their remote
control. This service will be available soon.
Sky Movies will also be sponsoring the 2001 Regus London Film Festival
from 7-22 November, where it will host a Sky Movies lounge and will have
a series of reporters feeding live news back to the Sky Movies Active
movie news section.