Sky to air ALL 8 Harry Potter movies before Christmas!

by Lisa McGarry

From November, Sky Movies will be the first movie service to offer viewers the entire Harry Potter™ film series from start to finish – and the only place on UK television to watch the boy wizard’s adventures this Christmas.

Sky Movies customers will be able to enjoy the most successful movie franchise in box office history – from Harry’s first outing in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ to his final, epic battle with Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2 – from 5th November.

All of the Harry Potter™ movies will be available on the set-top box, on Sky’s comprehensive TV On Demand service and Sky Go, the award-winning multiplatform TV service, enabling customers to access them anytime, and anywhere.

The films will also be available to NOW TV customers subscribing to the Sky Movies monthly pass. NOW TV offers easy and flexible access to Sky Movies across PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, YouView, Xbox and selected Android smartphones, with films available to stream instantly. Customers who subscribe to Sky Movies via Virgin Media, UPC and TalkTalk will also be able to enjoy the entire Harry Potter™ film series.

This announcement follows the news of the multi-year agreement between Warner Bros. and Sky that will see Sky Movies become the first subscription service in the UK to show current WB movies such as The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Dark Shadows and Wrath of the Titans, as well future releases such as Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III and The Great Gatsby.

Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies said, “We are delighted to offer the complete Harry Potter™ franchise to our customers this November. We’ve built a reputation for being the home of complete movie series’ – it doesn’t get better than one of the biggest film franchises in the world. In addition, Sky Movies customers will be able to watch these films wherever, whenever they want, through our on demand service and Sky Go. We hope they’ll see this as an early Christmas present!”

Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain said, “The Harry Potter™ film franchise is a uniquely British success story, one that was conceived and produced here in the UK with a largely British cast and crew and beloved by millions of people around the world. For the first time ever, Sky Movies customers can look forward to enjoying all of the movies in this record-breaking series in one place at one time.”