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Sky announces launch of Hindi film channel UMP Movies

Monday, December 12th 2011 by Nigel Adie
UMP Movies debuts on Sky

UMP Movies premieres at channel 797 on Sky today (December 12th).

Hindi language film channel UMP Movies launches on Sky today (December 12th 2011), bringing a touch of Bollywood glamour to the satellite broadcaster's electronic programme guide (EPG).

The digital TV station can be found at position 797 on the EPG and boasts a library of more than 400 titles, with highlights including recent blockbusters such as No One Killed Jessica, Tees Maar Khan and Tere Bin Laden.

It is operated by UTV Movies, which has been forced to launch with a different brand in the UK and Ireland due to the existence of a rival broadcaster with a similar name - UTV Media - in Northern Ireland.

Sky Media, the pay TV giant's advertising sales arm, will handle marketing for the channel in the UK. Operations director of Sky Media Richard Hawking described the addition of UMP Movies to its channel line-up as a "fantastic opportunity".

"It adds a new dimension to our offering for advertisers and great content for a growing and important audience," he remarked.

MK Anand, chief executive of broadcasting at UTV, said the UK is a "vital market" for the brand due to the country's large south Asian population.

Comments (19)

Altaf Ur Rehman
1st March 2014


1st March 2014

English subtitles please love the chanel

26th December 2013

Love indian movies and we would appreciate if you could please provide ENGLISH SUBTITLES for all the movies.

Mary Farrelly
6th October 2013

Love Indian movies - greatly under-estimated I believe. Many "Bollywood" films are superior to Hollywood. However, I don't speak Hindi and would earnestly request, if possible, that English sub titles are provided. I'm sure there are many viewers like me... please, please provide English sub titles. Many thanks


14th August 2013

Like watching hindi films but do not understand hindi. Subtitles would help viewers like me and perhaps increase your viewer ratings.

10th February 2013

Hi. Why has UMP come off air on freesat channel 308?

16th January 2013

Whoever's in charge - will you PLEASE change or get rid of that AWFUL logo which distracts from watching the film. I can't watch a film properly with that flippin that flashing around every few seconds.

john bosco
14th May 2012

Of late, the sub-titles do not correspond to the Hindi dialogues of the movies that are telecast. Kindly arrange to rectify the defect.

21st February 2012

I woul like to see English Subtitles. It will help non-Indian community to watch movie.

5th January 2012

Hello, at the 4. January, there was a film, with a man, who found or got a bag of money, from a guy, who call him always. In the end, there was a bomb in the bag, and he died, because the bomb exploded. He knew that and save a bus full of people. Can you please say me the name of the film?

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