The Movie Channel

American movie-oriented pay television network

The Movie Channel is a premium cable channel to produce movies, and original movies. It was originally owned by independent until it was acquired by Warner Communications in 1975 and joint venture with American Express, Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment until it was bought by Viacom in 1983 and merged with Showtime to form Showtime/The Movie Channel. In 2005, Viacom split into two companies Viacom and CBS Corporation. It headquarted in New York City.

The Movie Channel
HeadquartersNew York City
  • English
  • Spanish (as SAP option; some films may be broadcast in their native language and subtitled in English)
Timeshift service
  • The Movie Channel East
  • The Movie Channel West
  • The Movie Channel Xtra East
  • The Movie Channel Xtra West
Sister channels
Former names
  • TMC: (Warner) Star Channel (1973–1979)
  • TMC Xtra: The Movie Channel 2 (1997–2001)