UK television company Sky Movies will launch six new genre-themed high definition channels on the Sky+ HD service in October 2008, bringing the total number of Sky Movies HD channels to nine.

The new channels are: Sky Movies Action/Thriller HD; Sky Movies Sci-Fi/Horror HD; Sky Movies Drama HD; Sky Movies Modern Greats HD; Sky Movies Family HD; and Sky Movies Comedy HD.

Also, Additionally, Sky Movies will launch a weekly UK premiere slot on Sky Movies Premiere HD every Friday, with October highlights including Back to the Future, Apollo 13, Unforgiven and Austin Powers 2.