UTV Movies

UTV Movies is an Indian Hindi-language pay television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company India. It airs blockbuster Bollywood films from UTV's own library as well as other major movie studios in India.

UTV Movies
UTV Movies logo.png
Launched24 February 2008 (2008-02-24) [1]
Owned byDisney India Media Networks
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Sister channel(s)Bindass
Disney Channel
Disney International HD
Disney Junior
Marvel HQ
Hungama TV
UTV Action
Airtel digital TVChannel 213
Independent TVChannel 308
Dish TVChannel 336
Sun DirectChannel 338
Tata SkyChannel 311
DirecTV (USA)Channel 2012
Astra 2F (Europe)12663 H 22000 5/6
Dish Home (Nepal)Channel 243
OSN (MENA)Channel 52 (SD)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 113 (SD)
(International Feed)
Asianet Digital TVChannel 566
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 681
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 332
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 669
My.T (Mauritius)Channel 91
VMedia (Canada)Channel 907
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

International feedEdit

On 2 December 2011, UTV Movies launched in Canada on Rogers Cable via a partnership with Soundview Broadcasting. The channel subsequently shut down in December 2012. It was expected to re-launch in Canada in 2014 via a partnership with Asian Television Network.[2] UTV Movies International officially launched in Canada on Bell Fibe TV on 17 July 2014.

In the United States, UTV Movies International is available on DirecTV[3] (Since 2009) and Time Warner Cable.

The channel launched on Sky in the UK and Ireland on 12 December 2011.[4] In the region the channel is known as UMP Movies (UTV Motion Pictures Movies) due to legal issues over the UTV brand, which is already in use by the Northern Irish broadcaster UTV Media in Europe.[5] A launch on Freesat followed on 8 February 2012, however the channel was removed from the platform on 7 February 2013.[6][7] UMP Movies also launched on Virgin Media on 18 December 2012.[8] It closed on Sky on 29 September 2016, and was replaced by Rishtey Cineplex. It later shut down on Virgin on 1 October 2016.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "V & S an affiliate of UTV launched its Hindi Movie Channel". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Request to add UTV Movies International to the CRTC approved list".
  3. ^ "DIRECTV Has Satellite TV Exclusive on UTV's Hindi Movies in the U.S." BizAsia. 10 December 2008.
  4. ^ "UMP Movies makes UK launch on Sky Digital". BizAsia. 12 December 2011.
  5. ^ "UTV Movies to be known as UMP Movies in UK". BizAsia. 10 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.
  6. ^ "UMP Movies launches on Freesat". BollywoodTrade.com. 10 February 2012.
  7. ^ "UMP Movies leaves Freesat after a year". a516digital. 12 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Four new channels to launch on Virgin Media". BizAsia. 8 December 2012.

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