Sky Movies gets rights to full Bond film catalogue, launching dedicated Bond channel
Sky Movies HD will run the channel throughout October to show the catalogue of Bond titles from MGM. It is the first time in history that all 22 Bond films are available on one platform (in HD and without commercials).
The films will also be available on Sky’s on-demand Sky Anytime+. And Sky Movies customers on NOW TV will also get the Bond films.
The forthcoming Skyfall will be made available in 2013.
This news comes as the Bond film franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary (the first film, Dr No, was released in Oct 1962).
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies comments, “The Bond movies are a very special franchise and we want to ensure that our customers will be able to experience it in a way they’ve never been able to before, and so we’re going to create a dedicated channel SKY MOVIES 007 HD devoted entirely to James Bond showing the entire catalogue of films and loads of extra material. We’re delighted that our customers will have the best Bond movie-watching experience ever with Sky Movies - uninterrupted, in HD, on demand and on the go.”
Sky has acquired the catalogue of all 22 James Bond films, as well as the 1967 Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again, and will be launching a dedicated Bond channel in October.