The move, taking place on January 10, 2017, means the departure of the MovieMix channel.
Sony Movie Channel, already available on Sky, will have an enhanced schedule offering favourite movie entertainment.
Kate Marsh, executive vice president of Sony Pictures Television’s Western Europe International Networks division said: “Sony has a rich cinematic heritage. With our knowledge and love of movies we want to present the best possible movie channel for audiences across the UK and build on our wide-ranging, successful Freeview channel portfolio. The cinematic new look reflects the new channel content offering – favourite movies you will know and love.”
14 channel premieres will debut in the first month including Godzilla, Twilight, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Maid In Manhattan, The Mask of Zorro and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.