The movie! (also commonly known as M!) is an American free-to-air television network owned as a joint venture of Weigel Broadcasting and Fox Corporation’s Fox Television Stations. The network’s programming emphasizes feature films but also Sunday morning modern E/I programming produced/distributed by Storrs Media/Telco Productions. The network’s programming and advertising operations are located at Weigel Broadcasting’s headquarters on North Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois.
It is available through digital subchannel affiliations with free-to-air television stations in various markets, as well as carriage on pay television providers through the network’s local affiliates. Cinema’s ! Provides 24 hours of programming per day and broadcasts in 16:9 widescreen picture format, available in standard definition or high definition depending on station preference.
Although the network airs commercials, it otherwise edits films without obscenity and content that does not meet FCC guidelines, and rejects broadcast syndication cuts of films with no time slot restrictions. A notation in the cinema! The title card at the start of each film broadcast indicates which film changes. Short films are promoted to line up films at the top of the hour when needed and to fill time for a short film.
On January 28, 2013, Fox Television Station and Weigel Broadcasting planned to launch the network on that year’s Memorial Day Movies! Announces formation. The movie! It officially launched on May 27, 2013, at 8:10 a.m. Eastern time, initially debuting on subchannels from both of the network’s co-parents: five Fox and 11 MyNetworkTV owned and operated stations owned by Fox Television Stations and two stations owned by Weigel. Its programming opened with a ten-minute clip introducing the network, followed by the first film to be broadcast on Movie!, the 1975 Western Take a Hard Ride.
Described as presenting “a variety of theatrical motion pictures in a new, audience- and advertiser-friendly format, never before seen on broadcast television,” the film featured in Movie! Primarily released by The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and Scream by February 2022! Factory, but the network also features content from Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, ReTV,  and the Peter Rogers Organization. , films from the 1990s and selected films from the 2000s and 2010s are also played. As of August 2019, the movie! Broadcasting featured movie shows like Noir to Die all day every Thursday, Saturday morning movie! Featuring films from the Hopalong Cassidy, Laurel and Hardy and Blondie franchises, Popcorn Movies! Every Saturday afternoon, the definitive movie! Noir every Saturday night and Sunday night. The movie! Whenever possible presenting many features in their original aspect ratio (widescreen or full screen), which is presented in either 16:9 or 4:3 letterboxed format depending on the affiliate’s choice of sending subchannels. The scope film, however, is often rearranged from.
Films broadcast on the network are edited for graphic profanity and inappropriate violent or sexual content, but are not edited for running time to fit a specific time block; The start and end times of films aired on the network are influenced by a combination of the film’s original running time and the commercial breaks inserted between broadcasts (the network limits the amount of commercials featured during its programming to twelve minutes per hour), along with conventional top-and-bottom-of-the-airtime. Hour scheduling and incremental airtimes for movies varying between five minutes (eg, 2:10 p.m. or 3:55 a.m.) that more closely mirror the schedule structure of premium cable channels than other advertiser-supported networks (this schedule format, which is still a fixed The film’s running time depends on content editing slightly longer than its original theatrical release runtime, as replicated by GetTV when it launched in February 2014).