Frenchnational broadcaster France 2 has announced the acquisition of the JamesBond catalogue of films from MGM.

Thecatalogue represents 20 films which will begin airing in 2006. The deal marks areturn to France 2 for the Bond series which aired on the channelroughly ten years ago.

In theintervening time, leading private network TF1 held the rights. France 2 willair 16 of the films according to communications director Christine Delavennatwho said four of the movies will be shown by sister network France 3.

France 2keeps the rights until 2014.