Premiere (known as Prem1ere on air) was the first subscription movie channel that broadcast to Europe via satellite alongside the other European channels of that time, Sky Channel, Music Box and The Children’s Channel.

In addition to movies, the channel also showed children television shows in an after school slot fillers.

Due to losses of around £10 Million and increased competition from Sky Movies, Premiere closed in July 1989. The final film shown was Twice in a Lifetime, followed by a final announcement thanking the viewers as well as mentioned businesses that helped Premiere’s transmission and a final ident to end broadcasting.

With thanks to Sid N for his contribution to this page.

Prem1ere

Opening and Closing ident
1984-1986.c
A version from 1985






Menu
1985


Double Bill Sting
1985



Night Eyes Sting
1985


Invision
1986

Gold Ident
1986

Closedown
1988





Menu
1988

Ident
1989



Closedown
1989





Menu
1989

Slide
1989


Legal details
1989

Mirrorvison

The Entertainment Network (TEN) Launched on 29 March 1984, by Robert Maxwell. The station went bust within a year but was later re-launched as Mirrorvision as a film channel from the stable of the Daily Mirror and launched on 2 June 1985.

The presentation was updated in early 1986, but On 1 April 1986 Mirrorvision and Premiere merged but continued to be called Premiere.

Ident
1985