A channel offering the core of world cinema has launched on Sky Digital.

World Movies, as it will be known, will show a range of films from countries like Japan, China, Iran, Russia, Romania, Spain, France and Italy.

A spokesman told BizAsia.co.uk that the channel will not be showing Bollywood titles but had acquired rights to movies with an Indian connection, such as Indian directors who have ventured out in non-commercial cinema.

The channel will broadcast movies in their original language with subtitles. All type of genres will be showcased.

World Movies is available free on Sky Digital on channel 837.