Sky Movies to launch dedicated James Bond channel for 50th anniversary

007 HD will carry all 22 Bond films for the month of October to celebrate half a century of the franchise

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Sky Movies to launch dedicated James Bond channel for 50th anniversary
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Tim Glanfield

Bond fans will have the chance to enjoy the entire 007 back catalogue throughout the month of October as Sky Movies launches a dedicated channel to the spy series to celebrate 50 years of the franchise.

Sky Movies 007 HD will carry all 22 Bond films as well as independent productions Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again. The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day from 5 October until November 4, and will also show a number of Bond-related programmes to punctuate the feature films. 

All content will also be available to viewers without commercial breaks on-demand through Sky Anytime+ as well as on Sky Go, the broadcaster’s web-based service available on home computers, tablets and mobile phones. 

The first screening on 5 October will be Dr No, the first Bond film, released in cinemas on 5 October 1962 - exactly fifty years earlier. 

The new Sky channel follows the broadcaster’s acquisition of the rights to show the franchise in April of this year. Previously, ITV had enjoyed the Bond rights for 38 years, having paid £850,000 to show the first six films in 1974. 

Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies, said: “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.”

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