Retro Movies goes dark on Sky and Freesat

An image showing the Retro Movies logo


Classic film channel Retro Movies has crashed off air on satellite.

The sudden suspension of programmes has affected both Sky and Freesat viewers, with the channel's satellite feed now showing a black screen.

The channel has been around for the last two years, initially on Sky, then joining Freesat last summer.

Earlier this evening, a stream of the channel was still available via the Channelbox service on Freeview channel 271.

There has been no explanation to the loss of service. The only tweet published on the Twitter feed listed on its website is also somewhat unusual:




Retro Movies took over its Sky slot (channel 327) from the Nollywood Movies channel, operated by a company that has since gone into liquidation. The directors of that company are also behind Retro Movies Ltd, although Ofcom's licensing information lists the liquidated Nollywood Movies Ltd as the licence holder for Retro Movies and Retro Movies Ltd as the licence holder for a service called Retro TV...

Fans of classic movies can still get their fix of older films on either Talking Pictures, Sony Movies Classic or TCM Movies.