New Network, CINEMOI to Premiere on DIRECTV Dedicated to High Couture and International Lifestyle

New Network, CINEMOI to Premiere on DIRECTV Dedicated to High Couture and International Lifestyle

Having earned such enthusiastic supporters as Martin ScorseseMonica BellucciVincent CasselJane BirkinMichael Caineand so many more, Cinemoi, the European Network, is now an imported television channel tailored to discerning American audiences.  Set to premiere on Monday, September 17th, Cinemoi is a 24-hour network dedicated to curated films, high couture and stunning international lifestyle.  It will premiere to 20 million households nationwide when it debuts on DIRECTV's Channel 259, nestled among Turner Classic Movies, Fox Movie Channel, WE TV, and BBC America.

"We're committed to offering high-quality entertainment, with unparalleled style and elegance, and believe that Cinemoi will become a network of choice for a breadth of American viewers, both those who fondly remember the Golden Age of Hollywood and contemporary audiences as well," said Rod Sherwood, CEO of Cinemoi North America.

More than just a "movie channel," Cinemoi is an international lifestyle network aimed at discerning viewers who aspire for enticing and sophisticated entertainment.  It offers a lens to the world at large -- introducing American audiences to outstanding contemporary and vintage movies, and transporting viewers to the most glamorous world events and exotic destinations.  Elegant in tone, Cinemoi is defined by high-quality content in contrast to sensationalized, manufactured reality shows.  U.S. viewers will enjoy daily afternoon and evening movies, primarily in English, ranging from CineEpics to CineFemmeFatale, CineDramas, CineRomance and CineMidnight, to CineFilmNoir, CineBioDocs, CineRebels, CineCouture and CineIcons.

At launch, Cinemoi will present such films as Contempt with Brigitte Bardot and Jack PalanceDangerous Beauty with Naomi Watts and Jacqueline BissetRoman Polanski's Repulsionwith Catherine DeneuveGilda, The Lady from Shanghai featuring screen siren Rita Hayworth, period dramas such as Two Lovers with Joaquin Phoenix, Redacted by Brian De Palma,Fellini: I'm A Born Liar by Damian PettigrewAlegria with Frank Langella, and decade-defining classics such as Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson.

With its own top-quality in-house production arm, Cinemoi is also creating a slate of original programming. "Stars of the Silver Screen" is a weekday one-hour series, airing at noon, spotlighting exclusive one-on-one interviews with top actors and filmmakers.  Seeking to be a preferred TV destination that goes behind the scenes of major global film festivals includingCannesVeniceBerlin, Rio, Toronto and London, the network's CineCouture programming profiles fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, who called Cinemoi "The most stylish channel."  Traversing fashion weeks from New York to LondonMilan to Paris, Cinemoi will also visit culturally rich destinations (CineCities) and profile the world's top chefs and most exquisite restaurants (CineCuisine).