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Cosmote Cinema is a pay television service available in Greece that broadcasts blockbuster movies and hit series. It launched on 5 November 2012 as OTE Cinema. It was renamed of 14 November 2016. It is owned by OTE, who own and operate Cosmote TV a satellite television service and Cosmote Sport—a sports channel. Cosmote Cinema is a 24/7 service and it features hit series from UK and blockbusters movies from Greece and abroad. Also, it features shows with showbiz news, making of, deleted scenes and backstage.
Recently, Cosmote Cinema has entered into an exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Pictures. As a result, it gives Cosmote Cinema exclusive rights to the coverage of the Academy Awards. It also has agreements in place with Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures.
Cosmote Cinema operates four multiplex channels:
Cosmote Cinema 1HD and Cosmote Cinema 2HD features special events such as the Academy Awards and European Film Awards.
Cosmote Series HD features all of the following series.
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