UK channel Sky Movies Indie has struck a deal for the exclusive UK broadcast of Film Independent's Spirit Awards.

The winners are announced in Santa Monica February 23 and highlights will be shown at 9 pm GMT March 1 on Sky Movies Indie.

The channel will also run a week's worth of Spirit-winning films including Blood Simple and last year's winner Little Miss Sunshine.

Rainn Wilson hosts the event, whose 2008 nominees include I'm Not there, Juno, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly and more.