‘Harry Potter’ films to get their own TV channel later this month

Sky Movies Great will be renamed 'Sky Movies Harry Potter' for nine days from October 24

The Harry Potter film franchise will get its own dedicated TV channel for nine days beginning later this month.

To coincide with half-term, Sky Movies Greats will be renamed ‘Sky Movies Harry Potter’ from October 24 to November 9 as all eight films play exclusively on Sky Movies.

The special Harry Potter channel celebrates the fact that Sky Movies has secured the exclusive UK rights to all eight films for the next year, beginning on October 24. The films will also be available online for NOW TV customers who have a Sky Movies Month Pass.

Sky Movies’ Director Ian Lewis said in a press release: “We are thrilled to be able to bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to our customers, all in one place so they can enjoy the magic of this timeless story whenever and wherever it suits them.”

The Harry Potter films, which starred Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, were originally released in cinemas between 2001 and 2011. A spin-off film with a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne, started shooting in August and is set for release on November 18, 2016.