Premiere (TV channel)

Premiere
Launched 1984?
Closed July 1989
Owned by Maxwell Communications Corporation (25%), Goldcrest Films (25%), HBO (25%), Showtime (25%)

Premiere was the first subscription movie channel that broadcast to Europe via satellite alongside the other European channels of that time, Sky Channel, Music Box and The Children's Channel.

In addition to movies, the channel also showed children television shows has a after school slot fillers. The channel premiered Thundercats years before the BBC 1 launch. It was also the first channel to premiere Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors

Due to losses of around £10 Million and increased competition from Sky Movies, Premiere closed in July 1989.

The Entertainment Network

The Entertainment Network (TEN) Launched on 29 March 1984, by Robert Maxwell. The station went bust within a year. but was re-launched as Mirrorvision.

Mirrorvision

Mirrorvision, was a film channel from the stable of the Daily Mirror! and launch on 2 June 1985.

On 1 April 1986 Mirrorvision and Première merged but continued to be called Première. Due to losses of around £10 Million and increased competition from Sky Movies, Premiere closed in July 1989.

External links

  • http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/otherchannels/premiere.html
  • http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8u5bt_premiere-family-films-ident-1986_shortfilms#.UdH6E5y-FgE

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