World Movies was an Australian subscription television channel showing international movies. The channel features foreign language films, documentaries, independent and mainstream cinema and interviews with international movie stars. It is available on Pay TV service, Foxtel and SVOD service, Stan.The channel began broadcasting in October 1995, coinciding with the launch of Foxtel. It launched on Optus TV in May 1998.

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  • World Movies was an Australian subscription television channel showing international movies. The channel features foreign language films, documentaries, independent and mainstream cinema and interviews with international movie stars. It is available on Pay TV service, Foxtel and SVOD service, Stan.The channel began broadcasting in October 1995, coinciding with the launch of Foxtel. It launched on Optus TV in May 1998. World Movies was created by its founding CEO Laurie Patton on behalf of a syndicate that included the private company of Seven Network chairman Kerry Stokes, the Australian Radio Network (ARN) and public broadcaster SBS. SBS provided access to its inventory of English language subtitles and the other shareholders funded the setup costs. In October 2009, SBS announced its intention to buy out the other shareholders, giving it full ownership of the channel.World Movies is now owned and operated by SBS Subscription TV, a subsidiary of SBS. The two have a close working relationship, with films premiering on World Movies 12 months before becoming available on the SBS free-to-air channels.In August 2011, World Movies launched a new look, new logo and tagline, Be Moved. It also introduced monthly themes, making it easier for viewers to find their genres of choice.On 3 November 2014, World Movies launched a HD simulcast on Foxtel.On 31 January 2018, World Movies ceased broadcasting on Foxtel but movies can be seen On Demand in a section called "World Movies". (en)
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  • World Movies was an Australian subscription television channel showing international movies. The channel features foreign language films, documentaries, independent and mainstream cinema and interviews with international movie stars. It is available on Pay TV service, Foxtel and SVOD service, Stan.The channel began broadcasting in October 1995, coinciding with the launch of Foxtel. It launched on Optus TV in May 1998. (en)
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